FPCC Policy Paper: Recognizing and Including Indigenous Cultural Heritage in B.C.

September 22, 2020

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First Peoples’ Cultural Council (FPCC) has prepared this paper to address the immediate need to revitalize, manage, and protect Indigenous cultural heritage (ICH) in meaningful and substantive ways. The objective of this policy paper is to present a compelling and informed position for supporting an Indigenous-led organization that can address gaps in cultural heritage legislation and policy, and support heritage related initiatives in Indigenous communities to achieve measurable goals. The paper is available in both English and French in the links above.

Prepared By

Karen Aird, Gretchen Fox and Angie Bain on behalf of First Peoples’ Cultural Council

Contributing Organizations

National Sites and Monument Board, Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Assembly of First Nations (Ottawa)

Referenced Legislation

Heritage Conservation Act, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Suggested Use & Distribution

This report provides comprehensive policy information for indigenous cultural heritage, and is relevant for community & cultural leaders, government representatives & educators.