How to advance reconciliation with Indigenous peoples in wildlife management and habitat conservation:
- Build on and enhance existing collaboration on wildlife management and habitat conservation.
- Develop and implement new approaches for government-to-government collaboration and decision-making.
- Update programs and policies to advance the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls to action, and the results of the Tsilhqot’in Nation decision.
- Other solutions developed in collaboration with Indigenous peoples.
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What Do You Think?
- What programs and policies are most important to advance meaningful and lasting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and help implement UNDRIP?