The governments of Canada and British Columbia and the Ktunaxa Nation signed a new agreement that will significantly advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations.
B.C. First Nations will share in provincial gaming revenue to support self-government, strong, healthy communities, and services that make life better for families. This funding will be a central piece of Budget 2019 to support reconciliation.
Métis and provincial government representatives gathered on the front lawn of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to proclaim Louis Riel Day and celebrate the contributions of the Métis people to British Columbia.
Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, has issued the following statement to mark B.C.’s appointment of a new commissioner with the BC Treaty Commission:
Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development; Chief Joe Alphonse, Tribal Chairman, Tŝilhqot’in National Government; and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have commented on the first roundtable discussion on efforts to protect moose in the Cariboo Chilcotin:
As the Province observes the United Nation’s 16 days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the Minister’s Advisory Council on Indigenous Women (MACIW) is marking the occasion with a call for new applicants for its Giving Voice project to help address the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
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