Support for Local Government Implementing the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act



NCLGA Executive Recommendation: Endorse | Endorsed by the NCLGA Membership


Whereas all levels of government in British Columbia have a role in advancing the principles of reconciliation as set out in the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act; and

Whereas local governments have statutory obligations in relation to a number of provincial Acts and Regulations, which has resulted in expectations on local government to more broadly consider the principles of reconciliation when exercising those statutory obligations;

Therefore be it resolved that NCLGA and UBCM lobby the Province of BC to provide timely clarification, support, and involvement for local governments regarding the expectations and requirements of local governments in advancing commitments to reconciliation and UNDRIP when fulfilling their statutory obligations under relevant provincial legislation.