BC Government releases Action Plan to fulfill UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The provincial government has released the Declaration Act Action Plan, developed in consultation and co-operation with Indigenous Peoples, outlining 89 specific actions every ministry in government will take to create a better province for Indigenous Peoples in B.C.
“This plan is a first for any government in the world. It will drive transformative change in the relationship with Indigenous Peoples and help us build a brighter future for everyone,” said Premier John Horgan. “By working together in partnership, we are creating more opportunities, better jobs and stronger environment protections. This is a roadmap that builds on the progress we have made – a new way forward and another important step towards meaningful reconciliation.”
British Columbia is the first province to release an action plan dedicated to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People in Canada. The plan was developed with Indigenous Peoples, First Nations and organizations though intensive consultation. This significant engagement ensures the plan reflects the priorities of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Métis and Inuit – living in B.C.