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As part of our ongoing commitment to both educate ourselves and to educate parents and families across the province, below we have compiled resources about Truth and Reconciliation and Residential Schools.

We will continue to add to this list over time.

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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)
The Declaration is the most comprehensive international instrument on the rights of indigenous peoples. It establishes a universal framework of minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous peoples of the world and it elaborates on existing human rights standards and fundamental freedoms as they apply to the specific situation of indigenous peoples.

Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) 
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes the following calls to action.

BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (BCDRIP)
The provincial government passed the legislation in Nov 2019 to implement the UN Declaration, which the Truth and Reconciliation Commission confirms as the framework for reconciliation. It aims to create a path forward that respects the human rights of Indigenous peoples while introducing better transparency and predictability in the work we do together.

BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA)
Indigenous peoples have the right to establish and control their educational systems and institutions as affirmed in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and as a fundamental aspect of their inherent right of self-government recognized by Canada and BC pursuant to section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982

Project of the Heart - Remembering the 215 children who died at the Kamloops Residential School