B.C. Premier John Horgan and Indigenous leaders comment following meeting – July 11, 2022

July 11, 2022 at 1:34 pm  Federal, Politics



British Columbia Premier John Horgan, Songhees Nation Chief Ron Sam and Esquimalt Nation Chief Rob Thomas hold a news conference in Victoria following a meeting of Indigenous leaders and Canada’s premiers. Assembly of First Nations B.C. Regional Chief Terry Teegee, Métis National Council President Cassidy Caron, Native Women’s Association of Canada board member Lisa Weber, and Congress of Aboriginal Peoples National Chief Elmer St. Pierre also speak with reporters. The meeting took place as the Council of Federation, which is chaired by Horgan, prepares to hold its 2022 summer meeting. Indigenous leaders and premiers discussed issues including reconciliation, land claims, the challenges of dealing with archaic legislation passed under the Indian Act, generational trauma as a result of residential schools, and implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

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