Indigenous Justice

The current housing crisis comes after a century of dispossession and displacement for Indigenous people. OneCity will work to address the housing crisis in these Indigenous communities by offering city-owned lands to Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for non-profit housing.

Indigenous Representation

OneCity proposes that, in consultation with Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and urban Indigenous communities, dedicated positions on the Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Parks Board, and City Council for Indigenous representation be established.

The Housing Crisis and Reconciliation

OneCity will work to address the housing crisis in these Indigenous communities by offering city-owned lands to Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations for non-profit housing. This policy will work toward reconciliation, while addressing the unique housing challenges of urban Indigenous people, and the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in their own territory.

Indigenous Place Name Recognition

We will continue to work  with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations on the restoration of their historical place names to increase the visibility of their culture, identity, and people.

Indigenous Access to Vancouver Parks

Parking fees in Vancouver parks remain a barrier to Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people enacting their Indigenous rights to practice their culture, to hold ceremonies, and to harvest food and natural materials. OneCity is committed to working with the Vancouver Parks Board to open parks to Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people by removing parking fees for their citizens.

Indigenous Languages in Vancouver Schools

School Boards need to be an active part in restoring and teaching Indigenous languages. OneCity will support the development of Indigenous language programming, including bilingual or immersion schooling, within the Vancouver School District.

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