Through Resolution 11/2020 Support for Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People Declaration and Strategy, the BCAFN Chiefs-in-Assembly manded the BCAFN to develop a strategic plan for addressing the Women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People's Declaration and other issues that impact Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ people.
The Women and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People's Declaration and subsequent recommendations were developed through BCAFN's annual Dialogue Sessions.
To support the development of the Strategic Action Plan, preparatory work is underway to engage First Nations on an environmental scan of how BC First Nations organizations and governments are applying a gendered lens to policy, programs, and governance in a culturally relevant way.
Overview of the Development Process
It is envisioned that this Strategic Action Plan could be renewed every 5 years.
The following draft principles will be put forward for consideration and feedback, along with other elements of the Strategic Action Plan, throughout 2022.
- Self-determination and Leadership
- Collaboration and Partnership
- Holistic Action
- Healing and Hope
The first opportunity for feedback on this work will be at the 2022 Women, Gender-Diverse, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People's Dialogue Sessionon April 26, 2022, with further opportunities forthcoming.