BC DRIPA Engagement Survey

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Section I: Getting To Know You

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Section I: Getting To Know You

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Section II: Familiarity with Declaration and Information Sharing

The TRC’s Calls to Action are specific to Canada and are focused on addressing the historical and ongoing damage caused by colonialism and the residential school system. The TRC called on all governments in Canada to fully adopt and implement UNDRIP as a framework for reconciliation while focusing on improving the rights and well-being of Indigenous Peoples, covering areas such as child welfare, education, language and culture, health, social, governance, economic outcomes, and justice.
BC DRIPA imposes three distinct procedural obligations on the provincial government:
  • To align provincial laws with UNDRIP;
  • To establish an action plan to meet the objectives of UNDRIP; and
  • To produce annual reports on progress.
All of these obligations are to be met in consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples.

Section III: Consultation 

Work to implement British Columbia’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act has been underway for the past two years.
The BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People’s Act enables new decision-making agreements between BC and Indigenous governing bodies on decisions that directly affect Indigenous Peoples as outlined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous governing body means a council (Band Council), government or other entity that is authorized to act on behalf of an Indigenous group, community or people that holds rights recognized and affirmed by section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982.

Section IV: Action Plan

The British Columbia Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (DRIPA) Act aims to create a path forward that respects the human rights of Indigenous peoples while introducing better accountability, transparency and predictability on behalf of the province. It requires the development of an Action Plan to achieve this alignment over time.
DRIPA requires British Columbia to ensure that all its provincial laws are “consistent with” UNDRIP, through consultation and cooperation with Indigenous Peoples.


For more information on the BC DRIPA legislation and UNDRIP please visit:
For more information on the BC DRIPA Draft Action Plan please visit:

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