Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Last updated on March 8, 2024

The Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation leads the B.C. Government in pursuing reconciliation with the First Nations and Indigenous peoples of British Columbia. 

Featured Topics

  • Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
    The provincial government passed legislation in November 2019 to implement the UN Declaration, which forms the foundation for the Province’s work to advance reconciliation and enshrines in law the human rights of Indigenous peoples in B.C.
  • Consulting First Nations
    Guidelines and procedure manuals designed to assist government officials and proponents with meeting consultation obligations with First Nations.
  • Indigenous People
    Indigenous people have distinct cultures, world views, languages and traditions that form a part of the richness of B.C.’s society today.
  • Reconciliation
    Reconciliation and agreements focus on closing socio-economic gaps that separate Indigenous people from other British Columbians.
  • First Nations Negotiations
    First Nations engagement, through negotiation, is pivotal to the well being of Indigenous Interests, businesses and citizens.
  • Economic Development
    The Province supports Indigenous entrepreneurs through programs, training and funding.
  • Supporting Communities
    The Province offers skills and expertise to build capacity and goodwill with First Nations.
  • Minister's Advisory Council on Indigenous Women (MACIW)
    Providing advice to government and other groups on how to improve the quality of life for Indigenous women across British Columbia.
  • Urban & Off-Reserve Indigenous People
    Learn more about engagement with the urban Indigenous population.
  • Culture & Language
    There are over 34 First Nation languages and 61 dialects in British Columbia.

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Honourable Murray Rankin

Honourable Murray Rankin

Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Deputy Minister

Deputy Minister Tom McCarthy

Tom McCarthy

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation