According to the provincial government "part of forging respectful relationships with Aboriginal peoples includes an increased awareness by British Columbians of Aboriginal peoples' history, culture and heritage." But increasing that awareness will be a challenge for the Campbell administration. The ministry of aboriginal relations and reconciliation's service plan reports just 30 percent of British Columbians expressed "positive awareness" of the diversity and value of First Nations culture. This, according to a survey conducted by BC Stats between September 2007 and September 2008.
February 18, 2009