Indigenous Peoples’ Day is a special opportunity to celebrate Indigenous brilliance and resilience.

This year we’re particularly thrilled to see the transformations taking place in many Indigenous communities as they regain control of their child and family services. Since time immemorial, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people have cared for children in their own ways—honourable ways rich with culture and wisdom. Laws and practices are finally changing to reflect this.

We congratulate the many Indigenous Child and Family Service Associations across BC that are asserting their rights and taking steps towards jurisdiction. And we want to say a special thank you to our Indigenous partners, advisors, and friends, and to the Indigenous families and youth we serve. We have learned so much from you, and we have even more still to learn.