Assembling Unity, Indigenous Politics, Gender, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) by Sarah Nickel begins with the establishment of the UBCIC in 1969 at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc at the Kamloops Indian residential school with the assembly of 150 delegates. This was the first meeting of 200 First Nations bands in what is now British Columbia. UBCIC was therefore a pan-Indigenous political organization in united support against the White Paper introduced the same year by Pierre Trudeau, proposing to abolish the Indian Act, terminate treaties, and eliminate special status. Assembling Unity is a study of the UBCIC organization, the relationship between BC pan-Indigenous politics, social movements, Red Power, and global political channels and ideologies, and situates UBCIC negotiations of unity in a framework of Indigenous politics and resistance as a response to settler colonial oppression. Two arguments are presented: One on the concept of unity among UBCIC members, grassroots constituents and Indigenous women’s organizations; and two, the deployment of political resistance, recognition and refusal. Using these arguments, historiographical trends such as community studies and surveys, and a guiding principle of political unity, the author privileges Indigenous political theories and unsettles dominant western and patriarchal ideals placing women in the BC political movement. Part 1 of Assembling Unity discusses pan-Indigenous unity, while part two is about the philosophical revolution and competing nationalisms. There is an appendix, notes, bibliography and index.