TRUE AND LASTING RECONCILIATION

Together with Indigenous peoples, we are taking concrete action to support healthy communities and build a better future for everyone in B.C.

ADVANCING RECONCILIATION

REVENUE SHARING

As part of Budget 2019, B.C. First Nations will now have a stable, long-term source of funding to invest in self-government, cultural revitalization and services that make life better for families.

This commitment means approximately $3 billion in shared provincial revenue over the next 25 years to support First Nations communities, including an estimated $300 million over the next three years.

This historic commitment to advance reconciliation builds on the other work we are already doing:

  • Modernizing the Environmental Assessment process.
  • Implementing Grand Chief Ed John’s recommendations to help keep Indigenous children out of care.
  • $550 million over 10 years to support the construction of 1,750 affordable housing units for on and off-reserve.
  • $50 million towards the work of the First Peoples’ Cultural Council and First Nations communities to revitalize Indigenous languages.
  • A new K-12 curriculum that makes sure all children in British Columbia are taught about Indigenous culture and history.

UNITED NATIONS DECLARATION ON THE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

B.C. will be the first province in Canada to introduce legislation mandating government to bring provincial laws and policies into harmony with the UN Declaration. This legislation is being co-developed with the First Nations Leadership Council and with the input of other Indigenous communities.