Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

2019/20 UNDRIP Report Card

June 30, 2020

Release of the 2019/2020 UNDRIP Report Card outlines progress made towards implementation for the time period from the date on which the Declaration Act was brought into force (November 28, 2019) until end of fiscal year 2019/20 (March 31, 2020). Progress to date includes the following:

  • Revitalizing Indigenous Languages
  • Improving Justice for Indigenous People
  • Improving the Approach to Child Welfare
  • Sharing Long-Term Stable Revenues
  • Working Together to Address Housing Needs
  • Improving Emergency Preparedness
  • Improving Educational Outcome for Indigenous Students
  • Supporting Skills Training Opportunities for Indigenous Learners
  • Recognizing Unique and Distinct Paths to Self-Determination
  • Changing How the Public Service Works with Indigenous Peoples: A Government-to-Government Approach

The process and introduction of the legislation represents a fundamental cultural and legal shift within the government, public service and the province. It leaves a lasting impact, creating precedents for legal progress and new ways of working in cooperation and consultation with Indigenous peoples as a means to advance reconciliation.

The Action Plan will be released before the end of 2020.
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/british-columbians-our-governments/indigenous-people/aboriginal-peoples-documents/dripa_annual_report_2020.pdf