Our B.C. Government is committed to fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. This has important implications for the provincial Caribou Recovery Program.
British Columbia will work with First Nations and with other ministries to advance reconciliation through the caribou program. We will involve First Nations communities across B.C. to ensure their interests are represented at all levels of decision-making, from early policy development to on-the-ground actions.
We will start with relationships already in place, such as Government-to-Government Agreements, and regional initiatives. Existing protocols will guide any partnerships and policies we expect will form as we expand projects on the ground, or as new situations arise.