“Having an Indigenous person as the Crown’s representative in Canada sends a strong message to the nation, and to the international community. This comes at an important time in our history as we collectively work towards reconciliation.” – Pita Aatami
“After 150 years of a colonial approach to law and policy-making, we have, for the first time, guidance for government on how to work co-operatively and consistently with Indigenous Peoples in the law-making process,” says Murray Rankin, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and Minister Responsible for the Declaration Act Secretariat.
New guidance for the B.C. government from the Declaration Act Secretariat provides best practices for working with Indigenous Peoples on the development of provincial laws and policies.