Reconciliation & DRIPA
In British Columbia and in Canada, steps towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples has moved to the forefront of government, industry and social priorities. In 2019, the Government of British Columbia passed Bill 41, which officially implemented into law in the province the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
Reconciliation is defined as a long-term commitment rooted in Canada’s pledge to build a renewed relationship with its Indigenous peoples that are based on the recognition of rights, respect, co-operation and partnership.
At Grieg Seafood BC, we strive to follow the same commitment and path to reconciliation every day with Indigenous peoples, partners and communities along the coast where we work and live. Our approach is based on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's recommendations, which emphasizes free , prior and informed consent for all economic development projects, creating opportunities and shared values as well as internal education of company staff and management.
“Our most important relationship is the relationship we have with our Indigenous partners and First Nations communities in whose territory we operate," says Managing Director Jennifer Woodland. "Reconciliation and the implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is at the heart of all activities in BC.”