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October 19, 2022
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Task Force presented its final report to the City of Vancouver Wednesday morning.
In a traditional ceremony, B.C. Indigenous leaders spoke on the importance of the final report that outlines measures and actions needed to be taken to push reconciliation forward, not just for Indigenous Peoples but for all British Columbians.
Khelsilem, a councillor with Squamish Nation Council, talked about the UNDRIP report saying, “this work is a result of minds, hearts and feelings coming together to develop this strategy.”
“When you read the City of Vancouver’s UNDRIP strategy, you will see that the wisdom of the (Indigenous) nations comes through,” said Khelsilem, “but also, the opportunity to achieve outcomes that benefit all of Vancouver and the nations.”
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