All actions at a glance

How to use this page

This page displays all 89 actions found in the Declaration Act Annual Plan, at a glance. Use the icons and legend to understand the status of each action item. For detailed reporting on each item, please visit the specific theme’s page.

How far along is this work?
Stage of transformation (Salmon)

When we think of life, it’s cycles of transformation. We think of our relations with salmon. Salmon is the chief of the water and a representation of critical thinking, taking action and overcoming obstacles. Their cycle of birth, journey, and returning to the land remind us of our reciprocal responsibility and that, with our limited time on earth, we must contribute in a meaningful way. Salmon return the earth and feed it so that other beings may thrive.

Lowest level

Stage of transformation icon (Salmon) lowest level

Started

Mid-level

Stage of transformation icon (Salmon) mid level

Planning

High Level

Stage of transformation icon (Salmon) high level

Implementation

Transformed

Stage of transformation icon (Salmon) transformed

Completed

How complicated is this work?
Complexity (Rock)

How much work needs to be done? How big is the rock we must carry? We call on the image of the rock, which reminds us of the physicality of our test of strength competitions. The heavy lifting is not just about brute strength but about how we position ourselves and use our whole being to lift.

Lowest level

Complexity icon (Rock) lowest level

Some
complexity

Mid-level

Complexity icon (Rock) mid level

Moderate complexity

High Level

Complexity icon (Rock) high level

Notable complexity

Transformed

Complexity icon (Rock) transformed

Complexity resolved

Are there challenges?
Risks (Medicine bundle)

The medicine bundle is a symbol of protection and ceremony. When it comes to risk and challenges, we are reminded of the work that our ancestors undertook to prepare mind, body, and spirit for the things creator would place in front of us. Managing risk is achieved through years of preparation, gaining knowledge, training, ceremony, and mastery.

Lowest level

Risks icon (Medicine bundle) lowest level

Some
challenges

Mid-level

Risks icon (Medicine bundle) mid level

Moderate challenges

High Level

Risks icon (Medicine bundle) high level

Notable challenges

Transformed

Risks icon (Medicine bundle) transformed

Challenges resolved

How are we working together?
Engagement (Weaving)

Braiding all the necessary pieces together, the land, water, and the people into spaces where deep consultation and co-operation can happen. Each strand is important, each voice is important.

Lowest level

Engagement icon (Weaving) lowest level

Some engagement

Mid-level

Engagement icon (Weaving) mid level

Moderate engagement

High Level

Engagement icon (Weaving) high level

Notable engagement

Transformed

Engagement icon (Weaving) transformed

Full
engagement

Theme 1:

Self-Determination and Inherent Right of Self-Government

Indigenous Peoples exercise and have full enjoyment of their rights to self-determination and self-government, including developing, maintaining and implementing their own institutions, laws, governing bodies, and political, economic and social structures related to Indigenous communities.

Action

Year

Description

How far along is this work?

How complicated is this work?

Are there challenges?

How are we working together?

  • 1.01

    2

    In partnership with the Government of Canada, establish a new institution designed and driven by First Nations to provide supports to First Nations in their work of nation- and governance-rebuilding and boundary resolution in accordance with First Nations laws, customs and traditions.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 1.02

    1

    Shift from short-term transactional arrangements to the co-development of long-term agreements that recognize and support reconciliation, self-determination, decision-making and economic independence.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    3
    3
    1
  • 1.03

    2

    Utilize sections 6 and 7 of the Declaration Act to complete and implement government-to-government agreements that recognize Indigenous self-government and self-determination.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 1.04

    1

    Co-develop with Indigenous Peoples a new distinctions-based fiscal relationship and framework that supports the operation of Indigenous governments, whether through modern treaties, self-government agreements or advancing the right to self-government through other mechanisms. This work will include collaboration with the Government of Canada.

    Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    3
    3
    2
  • 1.05

    2

    Co-develop and implement new distinctions-based policy frameworks for resource revenue-sharing and other fiscal mechanisms with Indigenous Peoples.

    Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 1.06

    1

    Co-develop an approach to deliver on the BC Tripartite Education Agreement commitment, in which the Ministry of Education and the First Nations Education Steering Committee will co-develop legislation that requires local education agreements (LEAs) with First Nations where a First Nation wants one, and that requires the application of the provincial LEA at the request of a First Nation.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    3
    1
    1
  • 1.07

    2

    Update the Bilateral Protocol agreement between the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care and the First Nation Education Steering Committee for relevancy, effectiveness, and consistency with the UN Declaration to support First Nation students in the K-12 education system.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 1.08

    1

    Recognize the integral role of Indigenous-led post-secondary institutes as a key pillar of BC’s post-secondary system through the provision of core funding, capacity funding and the development of legislation. This includes institutes mandated by First Nations, as well as a Métis post-secondary institute being developed by Métis Nation BC.

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    3
    3
    1
  • 1.09

    2

    Work with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and the Urban Native Youth Association to co-develop an urban Indigenous centre that supports the childcare, housing and post-secondary needs of Indigenous learners, and strengthen the capacity of the Native Education College to provide culturally relevant post-secondary opportunities for urban Indigenous learners.

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    0
    0
    0
  • 1.10

    1

    Co-develop modernized emergency management legislation (replacing the Emergency Program Act) with First Nations.

    Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness

    3
    1
    1
  • 1.11

    5

    Support inclusive regional governance by advancing First Nations participation in regional district boards.

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs

    0
    0
    0
  • Action

    1.01

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    In partnership with the Government of Canada, establish a new institution designed and driven by First Nations to provide supports to First Nations in their work of nation- and governance-rebuilding and boundary resolution in accordance with First Nations laws, customs and traditions.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.02

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Shift from short-term transactional arrangements to the co-development of long-term agreements that recognize and support reconciliation, self-determination, decision-making and economic independence.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.03

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Utilize sections 6 and 7 of the Declaration Act to complete and implement government-to-government agreements that recognize Indigenous self-government and self-determination.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.04

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Co-develop with Indigenous Peoples a new distinctions-based fiscal relationship and framework that supports the operation of Indigenous governments, whether through modern treaties, self-government agreements or advancing the right to self-government through other mechanisms. This work will include collaboration with the Government of Canada.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    2

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.05

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Co-develop and implement new distinctions-based policy frameworks for resource revenue-sharing and other fiscal mechanisms with Indigenous Peoples.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.06

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Co-develop an approach to deliver on the BC Tripartite Education Agreement commitment, in which the Ministry of Education and the First Nations Education Steering Committee will co-develop legislation that requires local education agreements (LEAs) with First Nations where a First Nation wants one, and that requires the application of the provincial LEA at the request of a First Nation.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.07

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Update the Bilateral Protocol agreement between the BC Ministry of Education and Child Care and the First Nation Education Steering Committee for relevancy, effectiveness, and consistency with the UN Declaration to support First Nation students in the K-12 education system.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.08

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Recognize the integral role of Indigenous-led post-secondary institutes as a key pillar of BC’s post-secondary system through the provision of core funding, capacity funding and the development of legislation. This includes institutes mandated by First Nations, as well as a Métis post-secondary institute being developed by Métis Nation BC.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.09

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Work with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and the Urban Native Youth Association to co-develop an urban Indigenous centre that supports the childcare, housing and post-secondary needs of Indigenous learners, and strengthen the capacity of the Native Education College to provide culturally relevant post-secondary opportunities for urban Indigenous learners.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.10

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness

    Description

    Co-develop modernized emergency management legislation (replacing the Emergency Program Act) with First Nations.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    1.11

    Year

    5

    Ministry

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs

    Description

    Support inclusive regional governance by advancing First Nations participation in regional district boards.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

Theme 2:

Title and Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Indigenous Peoples exercise and have full enjoyment of their inherent rights, including the rights of First Nations to own, use, develop and control lands and resources within their territories in B.C.

Action

Year

Description

How far along is this work?

How complicated is this work?

Are there challenges?

How are we working together?

  • 2.01

    1

    Establish a Secretariat to guide and assist government to meet its obligation to ensure legislation is consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and is developed in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples.

    Declaration Act Secretariat

    4
    1
    4
  • 2.02

    4

    Finalize the Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.03

    1

    Issue guidelines from the Attorney General of B.C. to the Ministry of Attorney General legal counsel regarding the conduct of civil litigation involving the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    Ministry of Attorney General

    4
    1
    4
  • 2.04

    1

    Negotiate new joint decision-making and consent agreements under section 7 of the Declaration Act that include clear accountabilities, transparency and administrative fairness between the Province and Indigenous governing bodies. Seek all necessary legislative amendments to enable the implementation of any section 7 agreements.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    3
    3
    1
  • 2.05

    3

    Co-develop and employ mechanisms for ensuring the minimum standards of the UN Declaration are applied in the implementation of treaties, agreements under sections 6 and 7 of the Declaration Act and other constructive arrangements with First Nations.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.06

    1

    Co-develop strategic-level policies, programs and initiatives to advance collaborative stewardship of the environment, land and resources, that address cumulative effects and respects Indigenous Knowledge. This will be achieved through collaborative stewardship forums, guardian programs, land use planning initiatives, and other innovative and evolving partnerships that support integrated land and resource management.

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; BC Energy Regulator

    3
    3
    1
  • 2.07

    2

    Collaborate with First Nations to develop and implement strategies, plans and initiatives for sustainable water management, and to identify policy or legislative reforms supporting Indigenous water stewardship, including shared decision-making. Co-develop the Watershed Security Strategy with First Nations and initiate implementation of the Strategy at a local watershed scale.

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.08

    3

    Collaborate with Indigenous partners on issues related to conservation and biodiversity in B.C., including the protection of species at risk.

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.09

    2

    Develop new strategies to protect and revitalize wild salmon populations in B.C. with First Nations and the federal government, including the development and implementation of a cohesive B.C. Wild Pacific Salmon Strategy.

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.10

    2

    Reform forest legislation, regulations and policy to reflect a shared strategic vision with First Nations that upholds the rights and objectives of the UN Declaration.

    Ministry of Forests

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.11

    3

    Integrate traditional practices and cultural uses of fire into wildfire prevention and land management practices and support the reintroduction of strategized burning.

    Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.12

    1

    Collaboratively develop and implement CleanBC and the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to support resilient communities and clean economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples that benefit our shared climate and advance reconciliation.

    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

    3
    1
    2
  • 2.13

    2

    Identify and advance reconciliation negotiations on historical road impacts and road accessibility with First Nations on reserve, treaty and title lands, including reporting-out on the completion and implementation of these negotiations collaboratively with First Nations partners.

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

    0
    0
    0
  • 2.14

    2

    Modernize the Mineral Tenure Act in consultation and cooperation with First Nations and First Nations organizations.

    Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

    0
    0
    0
  • Action

    2.01

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Declaration Act Secretariat

    Description

    Establish a Secretariat to guide and assist government to meet its obligation to ensure legislation is consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and is developed in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples.

    How far along
    is this work?

    4

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    4

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.02

    Year

    4

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Finalize the Draft Principles that Guide the Province of British Columbia’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.03

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Attorney General

    Description

    Issue guidelines from the Attorney General of B.C. to the Ministry of Attorney General legal counsel regarding the conduct of civil litigation involving the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

    How far along
    is this work?

    4

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    4

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.04

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    Description

    Negotiate new joint decision-making and consent agreements under section 7 of the Declaration Act that include clear accountabilities, transparency and administrative fairness between the Province and Indigenous governing bodies. Seek all necessary legislative amendments to enable the implementation of any section 7 agreements.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.05

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Co-develop and employ mechanisms for ensuring the minimum standards of the UN Declaration are applied in the implementation of treaties, agreements under sections 6 and 7 of the Declaration Act and other constructive arrangements with First Nations.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.06

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship; Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation; Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; BC Energy Regulator

    Description

    Co-develop strategic-level policies, programs and initiatives to advance collaborative stewardship of the environment, land and resources, that address cumulative effects and respects Indigenous Knowledge. This will be achieved through collaborative stewardship forums, guardian programs, land use planning initiatives, and other innovative and evolving partnerships that support integrated land and resource management.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.07

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    Description

    Collaborate with First Nations to develop and implement strategies, plans and initiatives for sustainable water management, and to identify policy or legislative reforms supporting Indigenous water stewardship, including shared decision-making. Co-develop the Watershed Security Strategy with First Nations and initiate implementation of the Strategy at a local watershed scale.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.08

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    Description

    Collaborate with Indigenous partners on issues related to conservation and biodiversity in B.C., including the protection of species at risk.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.09

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Water, Land and Resource Stewardship

    Description

    Develop new strategies to protect and revitalize wild salmon populations in B.C. with First Nations and the federal government, including the development and implementation of a cohesive B.C. Wild Pacific Salmon Strategy.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.10

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Forests

    Description

    Reform forest legislation, regulations and policy to reflect a shared strategic vision with First Nations that upholds the rights and objectives of the UN Declaration.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.11

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Forests; Ministry of Emergency Management and Climate Readiness

    Description

    Integrate traditional practices and cultural uses of fire into wildfire prevention and land management practices and support the reintroduction of strategized burning.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.12

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

    Description

    Collaboratively develop and implement CleanBC and the Climate Preparedness and Adaptation Strategy to support resilient communities and clean economic opportunities for Indigenous Peoples that benefit our shared climate and advance reconciliation.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    2

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.13

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Description

    Identify and advance reconciliation negotiations on historical road impacts and road accessibility with First Nations on reserve, treaty and title lands, including reporting-out on the completion and implementation of these negotiations collaboratively with First Nations partners.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    2.14

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

    Description

    Modernize the Mineral Tenure Act in consultation and cooperation with First Nations and First Nations organizations.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

Theme 3:

Ending Indigenous-Specific Racism and Discrimination

Indigenous Peoples fully express and exercise their distinct rights, and enjoy living in B.C. without interpersonal, systemic and institutional interference, oppression or other inequities associated with Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination, wherever they reside.

Action

Year

Description

How far along is this work?

How complicated is this work?

Are there challenges?

How are we working together?

  • 3.01

    1

    Develop essential training in partnership with Indigenous organizations, and deliver to the B.C. public service, public institutions and corporations that aims to build foundational understanding and competence about the history and rights of Indigenous Peoples, treaty process, rights and title, the UN Declaration, the B.C. Declaration Act, the dynamics of proper respectful relations, Indigenous-specific racism, and meaningful reconciliation.

    Public Service Agency; Ministry of Finance – Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office

    3
    2
    1
  • 3.02

    2

    Establish an operational approach to set and achieve targets for equitable recruitment and retention of Indigenous Peoples across the public sector, including at senior levels.

    Public Service Agency, Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.03

    2

    Conduct an external review of Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in the provincial public education system, and create a strategy, including resources and supports, to address findings.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.04

    1

    Implement a mandatory course or bundle of credits related to First Peoples as part of graduation requirements in B.C. and co-create culturally relevant provincial resources with Indigenous people for use by all educators across the K-12 education system.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    3
    3
    4
  • 3.05

    3

    Provide resources to Indigenous organizations to improve public understanding of Indigenous histories, rights, cultures, languages and the negative impacts of Indigenous-specific racism.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.06

    2

    Introduce anti-racism legislation that addresses Indigenous-specific racism.

    Ministry of Attorney General

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.07

    1

    Implement recommendations made in the In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in B.C. health care report, striving to establish a health care system in B.C. that is culturally safe and free of Indigenous-specific racism.

    Ministry of Health

    3
    3
    1
  • 3.08

    3

    Develop and implement community-driven activities to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, beginning with the foundational activities in A Path Forward: Priorities and Early Strategies for B.C.13 and steps towards achieving the mandate commitment to develop a gender-based violence action plan.

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Finance – Gender Equity Office

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.09

    3

    Identify and implement multi-modal transportation solutions that provide support and enable the development of sustainable, safe, reliable and affordable transportation options for First Nations communities.

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.10

    4

    Implement improvements to public safety oversight bodies and complaints processes, such as enhanced investments in the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and new models for including Indigenous laws in complaints resolution.

    Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.11

    2

    Develop and implement comprehensive policing reforms to address systemic biases and racism. This will include: updating the Police Act, BC Provincial Policing Standards14 and mandatory training requirements; enhancing independent oversight; clarifying the roles and responsibilities of police officers in the context of complex social issues such as mental health, addiction and homelessness; and contributing to the modernization of the federal First Nations Policing Program.

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.12

    1

    Prioritize implementation of the First Nations Justice Strategy to reduce the substantial overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples involved in and impacted by the justice system. This includes affirming First Nations self-determination and enabling the restoration of traditional justice systems and culturally relevant institutions.

    Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    3
    3
    2
  • 3.13

    1

    Prioritize endorsement and implementation of the Métis Justice Strategy to reduce the substantial overrepresentation of Métis Peoples in and impacted by the justice system. This includes affirming Métis self-determination, and enabling the restoration of traditional justice systems and culturally relevant institutions.

    Ministry of Attorney General; Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    2
    3
    4
  • 3.14

    2

    Advance the collection and use of disaggregated demographic data, guided by a distinctions-based approach to Indigenous data sovereignty and self-determination, including supporting the establishment of a First Nations-governed and mandated regional data governance centre in alignment with the First Nations Data Governance Strategy.

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    0
    0
    0
  • 3.15

    3

    Adopt an inclusive digital font that allows for Indigenous languages to be included in communication, signage, services and official records.

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    0
    0
    0
  • Action

    3.01

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Public Service Agency; Ministry of Finance – Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office

    Description

    Develop essential training in partnership with Indigenous organizations, and deliver to the B.C. public service, public institutions and corporations that aims to build foundational understanding and competence about the history and rights of Indigenous Peoples, treaty process, rights and title, the UN Declaration, the B.C. Declaration Act, the dynamics of proper respectful relations, Indigenous-specific racism, and meaningful reconciliation.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    2

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.02

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Public Service Agency, Public Sector Employers’ Council Secretariat

    Description

    Establish an operational approach to set and achieve targets for equitable recruitment and retention of Indigenous Peoples across the public sector, including at senior levels.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.03

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Conduct an external review of Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in the provincial public education system, and create a strategy, including resources and supports, to address findings.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.04

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Implement a mandatory course or bundle of credits related to First Peoples as part of graduation requirements in B.C. and co-create culturally relevant provincial resources with Indigenous people for use by all educators across the K-12 education system.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    4

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.05

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Provide resources to Indigenous organizations to improve public understanding of Indigenous histories, rights, cultures, languages and the negative impacts of Indigenous-specific racism.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.06

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Attorney General

    Description

    Introduce anti-racism legislation that addresses Indigenous-specific racism.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.07

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health

    Description

    Implement recommendations made in the In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific racism and discrimination in B.C. health care report, striving to establish a health care system in B.C. that is culturally safe and free of Indigenous-specific racism.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.08

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Finance – Gender Equity Office

    Description

    Develop and implement community-driven activities to end violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people, beginning with the foundational activities in A Path Forward: Priorities and Early Strategies for B.C.13 and steps towards achieving the mandate commitment to develop a gender-based violence action plan.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.09

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

    Description

    Identify and implement multi-modal transportation solutions that provide support and enable the development of sustainable, safe, reliable and affordable transportation options for First Nations communities.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.10

    Year

    4

    Ministry

    Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    Description

    Implement improvements to public safety oversight bodies and complaints processes, such as enhanced investments in the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and new models for including Indigenous laws in complaints resolution.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.11

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Develop and implement comprehensive policing reforms to address systemic biases and racism. This will include: updating the Police Act, BC Provincial Policing Standards14 and mandatory training requirements; enhancing independent oversight; clarifying the roles and responsibilities of police officers in the context of complex social issues such as mental health, addiction and homelessness; and contributing to the modernization of the federal First Nations Policing Program.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.12

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Attorney General, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    Description

    Prioritize implementation of the First Nations Justice Strategy to reduce the substantial overrepresentation of Indigenous Peoples involved in and impacted by the justice system. This includes affirming First Nations self-determination and enabling the restoration of traditional justice systems and culturally relevant institutions.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    2

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.13

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Attorney General; Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    Description

    Prioritize endorsement and implementation of the Métis Justice Strategy to reduce the substantial overrepresentation of Métis Peoples in and impacted by the justice system. This includes affirming Métis self-determination, and enabling the restoration of traditional justice systems and culturally relevant institutions.

    How far along
    is this work?

    2

    How complicated
    is this work?

    3

    Are there
    challenges?

    4

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.14

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    Description

    Advance the collection and use of disaggregated demographic data, guided by a distinctions-based approach to Indigenous data sovereignty and self-determination, including supporting the establishment of a First Nations-governed and mandated regional data governance centre in alignment with the First Nations Data Governance Strategy.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    3.15

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    Description

    Adopt an inclusive digital font that allows for Indigenous languages to be included in communication, signage, services and official records.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

Theme 4:

Social, Cultural and Economic Well-Being

Indigenous Peoples in B.C. fully enjoy and exercise their distinct rights to maintain, control, develop, protect and transmit their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, languages, food systems, sciences and technologies.

Action

Year

Description

How far along is this work?

How complicated is this work?

Are there challenges?

How are we working together?

  • 4.01

    1

    Identify and undertake concrete measures to increase the literacy and numeracy achievement levels of Indigenous students at all levels of the K-12 education system, including the early years.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    2
    1
    1
  • 4.02

    2

    Develop and implement an effective recruitment and retention strategy to increase the number of Indigenous teachers in the K-12 public education system.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.03

    1

    Co-develop and implement a framework for the involvement of Indigenous Education Councils in school district financial planning and reporting.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    3
    1
    1
  • 4.04

    4

    Identify, develop and implement mechanisms and approaches to enable boards of education to better support Indigenous students, including increasing and ensuring equitable access to education and safe environments. 24 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.05

    2

    Co-develop a policy framework for Indigenous post-secondary education and skills training that includes: supporting post-secondary institutions to be more culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners and communities; expanding the Aboriginal Service Plan program to all 25 public post-secondary institutions; … ensuring that Indigenous learners have access to student housing that is safe, inclusive, and enables them to thrive personally, academically, and culturally; developing mechanisms for First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners and communities to play an integral role in public post-secondary institutions’ decision-making; and identifying legislative amendments needed to ensure all public post-secondary institution boards include at least one Indigenous person.

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.06

    1

    Promote culturally relevant sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives and opportunities that increase Indigenous engagement, participation and excellence in both traditional and mainstream sports for individuals in both urban and rural or remote areas.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    4
    1
    4
  • 4.07

    5

    Demonstrate a new and more flexible funding model and partnership approach that supports First Nations to plan, design and deliver mental health and wellness services across a full continuum of care and to address the social determinants of health and wellness.

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.08

    3

    In alignment with the tripartite health plans and agreements, continue to strengthen and evolve the First Nation health governance structure in B.C. to ensure First Nations are supported to participate as full and equal partners in decision-making and service delivery at local, regional and provincial levels, and engage First Nations and the Government of Canada on the need for legislation as envisioned in the tripartite health plans and agreements.

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.09

    3

    As a part of the implementation of the Accessible British Columbia Act, support the identification, prevention and removal of barriers for Indigenous persons with disabilities. This includes ensuring that the development of accessibility standards considers the rights recognized and affirmed by the UN Declaration.

    Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.10

    1

    Prioritize the implementation of Primary Care Networks, the First Nations-led Primary Health Care Initiative, and other primary care priorities, embedding Indigenous perspectives and priorities into models of care to increase Indigenous Peoples’ access to primary care and other health services, and to improve cultural safety and quality of care.

    Ministry of Health

    3
    2
    2
  • 4.11

    2

    Increase the availability, accessibility and the continuum of Indigenous-led and community-based social services and supports that are trauma-informed, culturally safe and relevant, and address a range of holistic wellness needs for those who are in crisis, at-risk or have experienced violence, trauma and/or significant loss. 25 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.12

    1

    Address the disproportionate impacts of the overdose public health emergency on Indigenous Peoples by: – applying to the Government of Canada to decriminalize simple possession of small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, and continuing campaigns and other measures to help end the stigma and shame associated with addiction; – expanding prescribed safer supply and other harm reduction measures; and – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth. (Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions; Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General; Ministry of Attorney General) – applying to the Government of Canada to decriminalize simple possession of small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, and continuing campaigns and other measures to help end the stigma and shame associated with addiction; – expanding prescribed safer supply and other harm reduction measures; and – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth.

    Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General

    3
    3
    1
  • 4.13

    3

    Increase the availability and accessibility of culturally safe substance use services, including through the renovation and construction of Indigenous-run treatment centres and the integration of landbased and traditional approaches to healing.

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.14

    1

    Increase the availability and accessibility of resources to Indigenous partners in COVID-19 pandemic health and wellness planning and response, including the implementation of the Rural, Remote, First Nations and Indigenous COVID-19 Framework to ensure access for all Indigenous Peoples to immediate and culturally safe and relevant care closer to home. (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions) – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth.

    Ministry of Health; Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    3
    3
    3
  • 4.15

    2

    Incorporate Indigenous experiences and knowledge of poverty and well-being into ongoing poverty reduction efforts and the 2024 Poverty Reduction Strategy. The strategy will recognize the ongoing impacts of colonialism and include Indigenous-identified actions and progress measures.

    Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.16

    2

    Co-develop a B.C.-specific fiscal framework, in partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and in consultation with key Indigenous organizations, to support and move forward with jurisdiction over child and family services.

    Ministry of Children and Family Development

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.17

    1

    In collaboration with B.C. First Nations and Métis Peoples, and Inuit, continue implementing changes to substantially reduce the number of Indigenous children and youth in care through increased prevention and family support services at all stages of contact with the child welfare system.

    Ministry of Children and Family Development

    2
    1
    3
  • 4.18

    2

    As committed to in the First Nations Children and Youth in Care Protocol, co-develop and implement measures to support improved education outcomes of current and former First Nation children and youth in care, including meaningful data collection to inform policy planning and service delivery.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.19

    2

    As part of a commitment to an inclusive, universal childcare system, work in collaboration with B.C. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples to implement a distinctions-based approach to support and move forward jurisdiction over child care for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who want and need it in B.C.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.20

    1

    Advance a collaborative, whole-of-government approach in the partnership between the Métis Nation of British Columbia and the Province of B.C., respecting Métis self-determination and working to establish more flexibility and sustainability in funding.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    2
    1
    1
  • 4.21

    1

    Bring together key Indigenous urban leaders to create a provincial urban Indigenous advisory table to develop and implement a five-year plan to address the priorities of urban Indigenous Peoples, including a focus on Elders, youth, children, women, men, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and persons with disabilities.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    2
    1
    4
  • 4.22

    3

    Ministers and executives across the provincial government social sector will meet annually with urban Indigenous service organization leaders, such as the provincial urban Indigenous advisory table (see Action 4.21), to discuss successes, innovations, and challenges of supporting the social, cultural and economic needs of urban Indigenous Peoples.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.23

    3

    Undertake a cross-government review of provincial supports and services for Indigenous Peoples in urban settings and develop a plan with clear timelines that will provide greater collaboration and coordination to meet needs.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.24

    4

    Expand support to Aboriginal Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous organizations that serve the needs of urban Indigenous people in B.C. while also acknowledging that Aboriginal Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous organizations play a vital role for those that wish to connect to their cultures and traditions.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.25

    1

    Work with Indigenous Peoples to build more on- and off-reserve housing and pursue new federal contributions.

    Ministry of Housing

    3
    3
    4
  • 4.26

    1

    Strengthen the health and wellness partnership between Métis Nation British Columbia, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and support opportunities to identify and work to address shared Métis health and wellness priorities.

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    2
    1
    3
  • 4.27

    3

    Review the principles and processes that guide the naming of municipalities and regional districts, and evolve practices to foster reconciliation in local processes.

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.28

    2

    Draft a report with recommendations for how BC Parks can better reflect Indigenous Peoples’ histories and cultures in provincial parks and protected areas.

    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.29

    3

    Establish an Indigenous-led working group to develop a strategy for the revitalization of Indigenous languages in B.C., including potential legislative supports.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.30

    1

    Support Indigenous language revitalization through sustainable funding.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    3
    3
    2
  • 4.31

    2

    Develop full-course offerings in First Nation languages and implement the educational Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the K-12 education system.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.32

    2

    Co-develop a K-12 First Nations Language Policy and associated implementation plan for the public education system with the First Nations Education Steering Committee, including ensuring that the language and culture of the local First Nation(s) on whose territory(ies) a board of education operates schools are the ones primarily reflected in any First Nations language and culture programs and services of the board.

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.33

    4

    Co-develop a policy framework to support repatriation initiatives.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.34

    5

    Reset the relationship between the Royal BC Museum and Indigenous Peoples in B.C. by ensuring that Indigenous voices are prioritized and inform the development of narratives, exhibitions and learning programs.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.35

    1

    Work with First Nations to reform the Heritage Conservation Act to align with the UN Declaration, including shared decision-making and the protection of First Nations cultural, spiritual, and heritage sites and objects.

    Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    3
    1
    3
  • 4.36

    5

    Ensure every First Nations community in B.C. has high-speed internet services.

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.37

    1

    Provide funding to assist Indigenous tourism businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to further support recovery of the Indigenous tourism sector in B.C.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    4
    1
    4
  • 4.38

    2

    Provide investments to Indigenous Tourism B.C. to support Indigenous tourism, Indigenous job creation, preservation of Indigenous languages, celebration of Indigenous cultures and the stewardship of territories, and to tell the stories of Indigenous Peoples in B.C. in their own words.

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.39

    2

    Work with the Province’s Economic Trusts and First Nation partners to develop a mechanism that ensures inclusion of First Nations at a regional decision-making level.

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.40

    2

    Ensure Indigenous collaboration in the development and implementation of the BC Economic Plan, including a technology and innovation roadmap.

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.41

    2

    Work with First Nations, Métis chartered communities and urban Indigenous organizations to provide funding for self-determined, community-led programs for Indigenous Peoples to upgrade skills, obtain credentials, secure employment, and develop and support community economies.

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.42

    3

    Co-develop economic metrics to help evaluate progress as reconciliation is advanced. The baseline data will begin to address the persistent gap in Indigenous-specific economic metrics and through this co-designed effort, build a comprehensive set of data to measure Indigenous economic well-being and track progress over time.

    Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.43

    1

    Co-develop recommendations on strategic policies and initiatives for clean and sustainable energy. This includes identifying and supporting First Nations-led clean energy opportunities related to CleanBC, the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro and the BC Utilities Commission Inquiry on the Regulation of Indigenous Utilities.

    Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

    3
    1
    2
  • 4.44

    2

    Review, evaluate and improve B.C.’s Indigenous Youth Internship Program.

    Public Service Agency

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.45

    1

    Prioritize and increase the number of technology sector training opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and other groups currently under-represented in B.C.’s technology sector.

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    3
    2
    1
  • 4.46

    4

    Improve economic supports for Indigenous workers and employers by increasing access for Indigenous clients to the Ministry of Labour’s services and programs, including employment standards, workers’ compensation and workplace safety.

    Ministry of Labour

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.47

    2

    Advance a collaborative approach to cannabis-related governance and jurisdiction between First Nations and the Province that reflects common objectives to protect youth, prioritize public health and safety, strengthen First Nations governance capacity and secure economic benefits for First Nations.

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

    0
    0
    0
  • 4.48

    1

    Work with the B.C. Indigenous Advisory Council on Agriculture and Food and other Indigenous partners to identify opportunities to strengthen Indigenous food systems and increase Indigenous participation in the agriculture and food sector.

    Ministry of Agriculture and Food

    3
    3
    1
  • 4.49

    3

    Review existing provincial mandates to enhance treaty and self-governing Nations’ fiscal capacity to deliver services to their citizens.

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    0
    0
    0
  • Action

    4.01

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Identify and undertake concrete measures to increase the literacy and numeracy achievement levels of Indigenous students at all levels of the K-12 education system, including the early years.

    How far along
    is this work?

    2

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.02

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Develop and implement an effective recruitment and retention strategy to increase the number of Indigenous teachers in the K-12 public education system.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.03

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Co-develop and implement a framework for the involvement of Indigenous Education Councils in school district financial planning and reporting.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    1

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.04

    Year

    4

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Identify, develop and implement mechanisms and approaches to enable boards of education to better support Indigenous students, including increasing and ensuring equitable access to education and safe environments. 24 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.05

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Co-develop a policy framework for Indigenous post-secondary education and skills training that includes: supporting post-secondary institutions to be more culturally relevant and responsive to the needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners and communities; expanding the Aboriginal Service Plan program to all 25 public post-secondary institutions; … ensuring that Indigenous learners have access to student housing that is safe, inclusive, and enables them to thrive personally, academically, and culturally; developing mechanisms for First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners and communities to play an integral role in public post-secondary institutions’ decision-making; and identifying legislative amendments needed to ensure all public post-secondary institution boards include at least one Indigenous person.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.06

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Promote culturally relevant sport, physical activity and recreation initiatives and opportunities that increase Indigenous engagement, participation and excellence in both traditional and mainstream sports for individuals in both urban and rural or remote areas.

    How far along
    is this work?

    4

    How complicated
    is this work?

    1

    Are there
    challenges?

    4

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.07

    Year

    5

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Demonstrate a new and more flexible funding model and partnership approach that supports First Nations to plan, design and deliver mental health and wellness services across a full continuum of care and to address the social determinants of health and wellness.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.08

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    In alignment with the tripartite health plans and agreements, continue to strengthen and evolve the First Nation health governance structure in B.C. to ensure First Nations are supported to participate as full and equal partners in decision-making and service delivery at local, regional and provincial levels, and engage First Nations and the Government of Canada on the need for legislation as envisioned in the tripartite health plans and agreements.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.09

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    Description

    As a part of the implementation of the Accessible British Columbia Act, support the identification, prevention and removal of barriers for Indigenous persons with disabilities. This includes ensuring that the development of accessibility standards considers the rights recognized and affirmed by the UN Declaration.

    How far along
    is this work?

    0

    How complicated
    is this work?

    0

    Are there
    challenges?

    0

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.10

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health

    Description

    Prioritize the implementation of Primary Care Networks, the First Nations-led Primary Health Care Initiative, and other primary care priorities, embedding Indigenous perspectives and priorities into models of care to increase Indigenous Peoples’ access to primary care and other health services, and to improve cultural safety and quality of care.

    How far along
    is this work?

    3

    How complicated
    is this work?

    2

    Are there
    challenges?

    2

    How are we
    working together?

  • Action

    4.11

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Increase the availability, accessibility and the continuum of Indigenous-led and community-based social services and supports that are trauma-informed, culturally safe and relevant, and address a range of holistic wellness needs for those who are in crisis, at-risk or have experienced violence, trauma and/or significant loss. 25 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act Action Plan 2022-2027

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    4.12

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    Ministry

    Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Ministry of Attorney General

    Description

    Address the disproportionate impacts of the overdose public health emergency on Indigenous Peoples by: – applying to the Government of Canada to decriminalize simple possession of small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, and continuing campaigns and other measures to help end the stigma and shame associated with addiction; – expanding prescribed safer supply and other harm reduction measures; and – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth. (Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions; Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General; Ministry of Attorney General) – applying to the Government of Canada to decriminalize simple possession of small amounts of illicit drugs for personal use, and continuing campaigns and other measures to help end the stigma and shame associated with addiction; – expanding prescribed safer supply and other harm reduction measures; and – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth.

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    3

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    3

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    4.13

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Increase the availability and accessibility of culturally safe substance use services, including through the renovation and construction of Indigenous-run treatment centres and the integration of landbased and traditional approaches to healing.

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    4.14

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    Ministry

    Ministry of Health; Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Increase the availability and accessibility of resources to Indigenous partners in COVID-19 pandemic health and wellness planning and response, including the implementation of the Rural, Remote, First Nations and Indigenous COVID-19 Framework to ensure access for all Indigenous Peoples to immediate and culturally safe and relevant care closer to home. (Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions) – ensuring accessibility of recovery beds, and evidence-based, culturally relevant and safe services to meet the needs of Indigenous Peoples, including youth.

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    3

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    4.15

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    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    Description

    Incorporate Indigenous experiences and knowledge of poverty and well-being into ongoing poverty reduction efforts and the 2024 Poverty Reduction Strategy. The strategy will recognize the ongoing impacts of colonialism and include Indigenous-identified actions and progress measures.

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    4.16

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    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Children and Family Development

    Description

    Co-develop a B.C.-specific fiscal framework, in partnership with First Nations, Métis and Inuit, and in consultation with key Indigenous organizations, to support and move forward with jurisdiction over child and family services.

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    4.17

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    Ministry

    Ministry of Children and Family Development

    Description

    In collaboration with B.C. First Nations and Métis Peoples, and Inuit, continue implementing changes to substantially reduce the number of Indigenous children and youth in care through increased prevention and family support services at all stages of contact with the child welfare system.

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    2

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    1

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    3

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    4.18

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Children and Family Development, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    As committed to in the First Nations Children and Youth in Care Protocol, co-develop and implement measures to support improved education outcomes of current and former First Nation children and youth in care, including meaningful data collection to inform policy planning and service delivery.

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    4.19

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    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    As part of a commitment to an inclusive, universal childcare system, work in collaboration with B.C. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Peoples to implement a distinctions-based approach to support and move forward jurisdiction over child care for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who want and need it in B.C.

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    4.20

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    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Advance a collaborative, whole-of-government approach in the partnership between the Métis Nation of British Columbia and the Province of B.C., respecting Métis self-determination and working to establish more flexibility and sustainability in funding.

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    2

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    1

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    1

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    4.21

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    Description

    Bring together key Indigenous urban leaders to create a provincial urban Indigenous advisory table to develop and implement a five-year plan to address the priorities of urban Indigenous Peoples, including a focus on Elders, youth, children, women, men, 2SLGBTQQIA+ and persons with disabilities.

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    2

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    1

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    4

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    4.22

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Ministers and executives across the provincial government social sector will meet annually with urban Indigenous service organization leaders, such as the provincial urban Indigenous advisory table (see Action 4.21), to discuss successes, innovations, and challenges of supporting the social, cultural and economic needs of urban Indigenous Peoples.

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    4.23

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Undertake a cross-government review of provincial supports and services for Indigenous Peoples in urban settings and develop a plan with clear timelines that will provide greater collaboration and coordination to meet needs.

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    4.24

    Year

    4

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Expand support to Aboriginal Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous organizations that serve the needs of urban Indigenous people in B.C. while also acknowledging that Aboriginal Friendship Centres and other urban Indigenous organizations play a vital role for those that wish to connect to their cultures and traditions.

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    4.25

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Housing

    Description

    Work with Indigenous Peoples to build more on- and off-reserve housing and pursue new federal contributions.

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    3

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    3

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    4

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    4.26

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Health, Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions

    Description

    Strengthen the health and wellness partnership between Métis Nation British Columbia, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions and support opportunities to identify and work to address shared Métis health and wellness priorities.

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    2

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    1

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    4.27

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Municipal Affairs

    Description

    Review the principles and processes that guide the naming of municipalities and regional districts, and evolve practices to foster reconciliation in local processes.

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    4.28

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

    Description

    Draft a report with recommendations for how BC Parks can better reflect Indigenous Peoples’ histories and cultures in provincial parks and protected areas.

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    4.29

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Education and Child Care, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Establish an Indigenous-led working group to develop a strategy for the revitalization of Indigenous languages in B.C., including potential legislative supports.

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    4.30

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills

    Description

    Support Indigenous language revitalization through sustainable funding.

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    3

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    3

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    2

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    4.31

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Develop full-course offerings in First Nation languages and implement the educational Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the K-12 education system.

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    4.32

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Education and Child Care

    Description

    Co-develop a K-12 First Nations Language Policy and associated implementation plan for the public education system with the First Nations Education Steering Committee, including ensuring that the language and culture of the local First Nation(s) on whose territory(ies) a board of education operates schools are the ones primarily reflected in any First Nations language and culture programs and services of the board.

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    4.33

    Year

    4

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Co-develop a policy framework to support repatriation initiatives.

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    4.34

    Year

    5

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Reset the relationship between the Royal BC Museum and Indigenous Peoples in B.C. by ensuring that Indigenous voices are prioritized and inform the development of narratives, exhibitions and learning programs.

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    4.35

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Work with First Nations to reform the Heritage Conservation Act to align with the UN Declaration, including shared decision-making and the protection of First Nations cultural, spiritual, and heritage sites and objects.

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    3

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    1

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    3

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    4.36

    Year

    5

    Ministry

    Ministry of Citizens’ Services

    Description

    Ensure every First Nations community in B.C. has high-speed internet services.

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    4.37

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Provide funding to assist Indigenous tourism businesses that have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to further support recovery of the Indigenous tourism sector in B.C.

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    4

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    1

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    4

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    4.38

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport

    Description

    Provide investments to Indigenous Tourism B.C. to support Indigenous tourism, Indigenous job creation, preservation of Indigenous languages, celebration of Indigenous cultures and the stewardship of territories, and to tell the stories of Indigenous Peoples in B.C. in their own words.

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    4.39

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    Description

    Work with the Province’s Economic Trusts and First Nation partners to develop a mechanism that ensures inclusion of First Nations at a regional decision-making level.

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    4.40

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    Description

    Ensure Indigenous collaboration in the development and implementation of the BC Economic Plan, including a technology and innovation roadmap.

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    4.41

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction

    Description

    Work with First Nations, Métis chartered communities and urban Indigenous organizations to provide funding for self-determined, community-led programs for Indigenous Peoples to upgrade skills, obtain credentials, secure employment, and develop and support community economies.

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    4.42

    Year

    3

    Ministry

    Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

    Description

    Co-develop economic metrics to help evaluate progress as reconciliation is advanced. The baseline data will begin to address the persistent gap in Indigenous-specific economic metrics and through this co-designed effort, build a comprehensive set of data to measure Indigenous economic well-being and track progress over time.

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    4.43

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation

    Description

    Co-develop recommendations on strategic policies and initiatives for clean and sustainable energy. This includes identifying and supporting First Nations-led clean energy opportunities related to CleanBC, the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro and the BC Utilities Commission Inquiry on the Regulation of Indigenous Utilities.

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    is this work?

    3

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    is this work?

    1

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    challenges?

    2

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    4.44

    Year

    2

    Ministry

    Public Service Agency

    Description

    Review, evaluate and improve B.C.’s Indigenous Youth Internship Program.

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    4.45

    Year

    1

    Ministry

    Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation

    Description

    Prioritize and increase the number of technology sector training opportunities for Indigenous Peoples and other groups currently under-represented in B.C.’s technology sector.

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    3

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    2

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    1

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    4.46

    Year

    4