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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 New Realizing UNDRIP Initiative website!

2023 Learning Events

Thanks to all who attended the March 29 webinar 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.

Thanks too to those who registered for ETHICAL SPACE 101: 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.

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


Bob Purdy, Executive Vice President, Fraser Basin Council



Our Vision

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

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

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

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.