Written by BC Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation
VICTORIA – The Province is providing $100,000 to the First Peoples’ Heritage, Language and Culture Council (the First Peoples’ Council) for talented B.C. Aboriginal artists to create an art display at Government House, Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Michael de Jong announced today.
“Reconciliation is not just a legal term, but rather it has far reaching implications for everyone,” said the Honourable Steven Point, Lieutenant-
Governor of British Columbia. “The face of British Columbia has become more diverse, more informed and certainly more vocal. As lieutenant-governor, it is my great honour to support the work of First Nations artists in the province in order to achieve a better understanding among all peoples.”
“British Columbia is fortunate to have many distinguished and talented Aboriginal artists,” said de Jong. “By featuring Aboriginal art work at
Government House, the ceremonial home for all British Columbians, we are respecting Aboriginal achievements in history and introducing thousands of visitors to the rich tapestry of our province’s Aboriginal culture.”