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Enshrining UNDRIP, health-care transfers highlight day 1 of premiers talks in BC – Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News

Jul. 11, 2022

B.C. Premier John Horgan used a meeting with provincial and territorial counterparts to emphasize it’s time national, provincial and Indigenous governments work together to heal from a black page in Canada’s history – the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites.

Horgan made the comments flanked by First Nations and National Indigenous Organization leaders at the Songhees Wellness Centre, where Canada’s premiers on Monday met in person for the first time since the pandemic hit.

The importance of B.C. enshrining the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) into law is something Horgan wanted to convey to his fellow leaders.

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