The B.C. government has released the first annual report on Bill 41, the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA).
In November 2019, the provincial government passed DRIPA in response to the recommendations of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP). The Government of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission confirms UNDRIP as the framework for reconciliation between governments and Indigenous people. The B.C. DRIPA legislation aims to create a path forward in a relationship that respects the rights of Indigenous peoples and introduces better transparency and predictability.
Read the provincial government’s DRIPA annual report here.
This report was prepared in consultation and cooperation with B.C. First Nations and the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation.
Learn more about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act here.
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