With great excitement, BC Achievement is honoured to embark on a journey to recognize those who further reconciliation efforts and support endeavours that promote truth and understanding with Indigenous Peoples.
This new award is launched in partnership with The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, under the leadership of The Honourable Janet Austin, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia. The concept draws inspiration from the work of the Honourable Steven Point, 28th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, who is a founder of the Award Program. His Honour’s hand-carved red cedar canoe, Shxwtitostel, currently on display at the BC Legislature buildings, was created as a symbol of Reconciliation, with the understanding that “we are all in the same canoe” and must “paddle together” to move forward.
Her Honour shared her vision and commitment to reconciliation in her blog post found here.
The online nomination form for the British Columbia Reconciliation Award can be found at www.bcachievement.com.