250th anniversary of Royal Proclamation signing

message from Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation

A message from Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon on the occasion of the 250th Anniversary of the Royal Proclamation

[Monday, October 7],   marks the 250th Anniversary of the signing of the Royal Proclamation of 1763.

The Royal Proclamation defined the relationship between First Nations and the Crown, established treaty-making and laid the basis for the recognition of First Nations rights.

The relationship between First Nations and the Crown, based on principles of peace, fairness and the rule of law, remains important today as we walk our paths of reconciliation together.

Recently, I had the honour of participating in the Walk for Reconciliation in Vancouver where tens of thousands of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people joined together to demonstrate their commitment to building a strong and enduring relationship with each other.

It was inspiring to see so many of our citizens take these steps together to help build a new, shared future for all of us.

On this important occasion, 250 years after King George III signed the Royal Proclamation, I encourage all citizens to learn our history and work together for a better future for all British Columbians.

Office Of The Lieutenant Governor

Judith Guichon

 

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