Engage with Proposed Land Act Amendments by March 31

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Engage with Proposed Land Act Amendments by March 31

February 9, 2024

PROVIDE YOUR THOUGHTS on sharing public land use decision-making through Engage BC.

Written submissions will be accepted until 4:00pm on March 31, 2024.

Summary from the Engage BC web page:

The 2019 Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) is the provincial framework for reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. DRIPA provides flexibility for the Province to enter into agreements with Indigenous governments to share decision-making on the use of public land together. However, amendments to pre-existing legislation (like the Land Act) are required to make this happen. DRIPA establishes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as the Province’s framework for reconciliation. The Declaration Act aims to create a path forward that respects the human rights of Indigenous Peoples while providing better transparency and predictability related to the work we do together.

The Province wants to know your thoughts on sharing public land use decision-making. This information will help ensure the path forward is informed by a range of perspectives and solutions.

View the virtual session slide deck.

Questions for consideration and guidelines for written submissions are described on the Engage BC web page.

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We acknowledge that the land on which we work is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.