Indigenous peoples are one of the three founding partners in the development of Canada. This fact is based on recognition of Aboriginal rights in the Canadian Charter and Constitution and builds on successive Supreme Court Decisions. The Federal and Provincial governments have prevented Indigenous peoples from participating in municipal, provincial, and federal elections. Over the decades, Indigenous peoples have gone through a significant struggle to regain a place of prominence in the decision-making that affects their peoples in their lands.
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.