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Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Supporting Strong Indigenous—Non-Indigenous Relationships

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

The Realizing UNDRIP Initiative educates and inspires non-Indigenous people working in government and in the private and not-for-profit sectors to work together in a good way with Indigenous peoples, organizations and communities.

The concept for the initiative arose when FBC’s Indigenous Directors and invited Indigenous guests discussed with other Directors how the Fraser Basin Council could play a role in educating non-Indigenous people on ways to become better allies of Indigenous peoples. The Realizing UNDRIP Initiative was subsequently created.  With direction from an Indigenous Advisory Committee, and support from the Fraser Basin Council, the initiative aims to share inspirational stories of Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration.

Through success stories, resources and learning events, the initiative brings forward insights on building strong Indigenous – non-Indigenous relationships that are essential to meaningful progress on reconciliation and sustainability.

Visit the Realizing UNDRIP Initiative website!

2023 Learning Events

Thanks to all who attended the October 30 event called to showcase work done during the Big Bar Landslide Emergency Response. The event looks back to 2019 when First Nations, federal and provincial staff rose to take action after a massive landslide had blocked salmon passage on the Fraser. It’s an opportunity to reflect on what’s possible when working together in a good way, even at a time of crisis and uncertainty.

Thanks too to those who took part in An Introduction to Ethical Space and Indigenous Engagement on April 5. The session offered BC local government leaders and staff a good opportunity to understand the theory and application of Ethical Space as a framework for advancing reconciliation, sustainability and shared decision-making.

Another online event was held in called Í:xel Sq'eq'ó—Together We Paddle: Leq’á:mél, Mathexwi and Semá:th First Nations and the City of Mission Land Back Initiative on the partnership between the Leq’á:mél, Matsqui and Semá:th First Nations and the City of Mission.  The video recording is here for anyone who missed the event.

 

Learn more about upcoming learning events on the Realizing UNDRIP Initiative website.

Contact

Bob Purdy, Executive Vice President, Fraser Basin Council

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About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:
www.pluginbc.ca

Emotive:
www.emotivebc.ca

ReTooling for Climate Change:
www.retooling.ca

FBC Youth:
fbcyouthprogram.ca

Climate Action Toolkit:
www.toolkit.bc.ca 

Salmon-Safe BC
www.salmonsafe.ca

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative
www.realizingundrip.ca

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350

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