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Letter to the Editor: the B.C. Declaration Act

Why recognizing Indigenous rights is key to our future

After decades of conflict, violence and denial of rights, the B.C. government says it’s ready to change its approach to Indigenous people.

In an unprecedented move, Premier John Horgan has officially recognized Indigenous title and rights. This is a key step for Indigenous communities asserting their freedom and self-determination.

The province now plans to update its laws to align with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a resolution adopted by 148 countries including Canada.

It’s good news for Indigenous families and communities, but also British Columbians as a whole. Grounding our laws in Indigenous rights is key to building a more just, sustainable and resilient province.

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