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Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

PRINCE GEORGE – British Columbia will become the first province in Canada to invest provincial housing funds into on-reserve housing.
VANCOUVER – The Government of British Columbia has signed an agreement with the Tahltan Central Government, to ensure the First Nation receives a share of mineral tax revenue collected from the Brucejack Gold Mine in northwestern B.C.
VICTORIA – The Government of British Columbia has underscored its commitment to work with Indigenous peoples in the spirit of respect and collaboration by introducing a set of draft principles designed to guide the daily work of provincial government employees. Don Wright, head of the BC Public Service shared the draft principles with all 27,000 public service employees on Tuesday, May 22, 2018.
WILLIAMS LAKE – The six Tŝilhqot’in community names within the Tŝilhqot’in Nation have been adopted as official names within the Province of British Columbia.
GINGOLX – A new agreement with the Government of British Columbia will ensure the Nisga’a Nation will receive a share of mineral tax revenue collected from the Brucejack Gold Mine in northwestern B.C.
PRINCE GEORGE – Negotiators for the Government of Canada, the Government of British Columbia and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation initialled the Lheidli T’enneh Treaty today in Prince George. This event is a necessary step before the Lheidli T’enneh ratification vote in June 2018.
ANACLA – The Huu-ay-aht First Nations are taking advantage of green technology to generate a new source of revenue for the community with the construction of a clean-energy power plant on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
VANCOUVER – The safety and security of First Nation communities is a shared priority for the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. Canada is committed to partnering with First Nations to ensure access to emergency assistance services that are comparable to those available to nearby non-Indigenous communities.
VICTORIA – British Columbia’s Aboriginal friendship centres have access to reliable, dedicated funding for the first time thanks to Budget 2018, ensuring their critical services for urban Indigenous peoples into the future.
VANCOUVER – Following the March 13, 2018, funding announcement of $38 million for five regional projects, partners and stakeholders gathered to celebrate the people and communities that will benefit from this investment, announced Minister of Citizens’ Services, Jinny Sims.
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