Discussion Topic 2: Indigenous Partnerships

Message from Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development:

There are 203 distinct First Nations in British Columbia, most of which are located in rural areas of the province. First Nations are therefore an important voice in rural B.C., with a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of rural development.

Our government is focused on a new relationship with First Nations and all Indigenous people – one built on partnership and respect.  This includes implementing the United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous Peoples and creating stronger relationships. We are committed to shared prosperity.

Given this importance, I’d like to invite you to submit your ideas and thoughts on how B.C.’s Rural Development Strategy can incorporate indigenous perspectives so that all rural communities will benefit.

  • How can we develop long-lasting, meaningful partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in rural B.C.?


45 responses to “Discussion Topic 2: Indigenous Partnerships

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    [-] CKS

    The government need to not just give lip service to reconcillation. Also the First Nations need access back to their land so they can reivigorate their health and vitality of their people. White European ancestry can learn a lot about living on the landscape if we weren’t always the dominant ethnicity.

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