VICTORIA, B.C. - The Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act introduced today marks a historic moment for all of British Columbia, and the B.C. Green Caucus issued the following statement:
“Reconciliation is the right thing not only for respecting basic human rights; it provides a path forward for British Columbia in a way that brings economic opportunity to all of its citizens,” said B.C. Green MLA Adam Olsen for Saanich-North and the Islands and a member of Tsartlip First Nation. “By recognizing UNDRIP as part of BC’s legal framework it signals that Indigenous people in this province are partners in working together.