First Call congratulates British Columbia on being the first province in Canada to introduce a legislative framework to implement the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. It is a proud day for British Columbians when our government legislates our commitment to support Indigenous rights.
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society released a news release that applauds the BC Government on this decision. Their release says, “by recognizing the strength of communities and supporting our Nations to achieve self-governance in Indigenous early learning and child care, this legislation will help funding and social policy measures be more culturally grounded. This will bolster language revitalization, allow our children to be immersed in traditional ways; spending time on the land, eating traditional foods, and learning from knowledge keepers. Strengthening our children’s futures is a critical first step toward reconciliation.”