The Union of BC Indian Chiefs wishes to thank the Law Foundation of BC and Indian Affairs and Northern Development for generously supporting the Online Specific Claims Research Course Project.

We also thank Clo Ostrove at Mandell Pinder Barristers & Solicitors for legal supervision and paralegal Anne Cullingham for her contributions and helpful feedback.

Charles Burnett and Patrick Hayes of Geomemes Research Inc. provided web development, design and engineering.

The following First Nations graciously allowed us to include document examples, images, and stories pertaining to their reserves in the course:

Canoe Creek Indian Band
Chawathil First Nation
High Bar First Nation
Okanagan Indian Band
Penticton Indian Band
Shalalth (Seton Lake) Band
Skawahlook First Nation
Splatsin (Spallumcheen) First Nation
Toosey Indian Band
Tseycum First Nation
Upper Nicola Indian Band

We owe our gratitude to Doreen Manuel and her crew at Running Wolf Productions for filming video segments used throughout the course. Thanks to those who participated in this process:

Anne Cullingham, Mandell Pinder
Pauline Douglas, Researcher, Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council
Maureen Grant, UBCIC policy analyst and former researcher
Sonny McHalsie, Director, Sto:lo Research and Resource Management Centre
UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip
Terry Tobias, author and independent consultant

Thanks also to past UBCIC research workshop participants who kindly provided feedback for the development of the course.

Lastly, thanks to Elaine Woods for copy-editing assistance.

Course Introduction