Government Commitments

Government Commitments to Truth and Reconciliation

2019 Speech from the Throne

February 13, 2019

BC Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN) Regional Chief Terry Teegee welcomes the NDP government’s progressive actions identified throughout the 2019 Throne Speech today, including:

  • develop legislation with the First Nations Leadership Council to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
  • gaming revenues shared with First Nations communities;
  • work in collaboration with Indigenous peoples to develop new clean economy opportunities and help communities adapt to the impacts of climate change. This will include collaboration on a climate change adaptation strategy to be developed for 2020;
  • additions to education curriculums in history and languages;
  • commitment to restoring and sustaining wild salmon stocks;
  • promotion of partnerships between First Nations and private sector resource development projects.