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Indigenous Justice and OneCIty

Indigenous voices are underrepresented and excluded at all levels of government. Elections are an opportunity to change that.

In the lead up to this year’s Vancouver municipal elections, OneCity invites you to join candidates Matthew Norris (Council) and Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers (Park Board) to hear from Indigenous leaders, consider the importance of Indigenous justice as part of civic politics, and learn about OneCity’s Indigenous Justice platform.

We are excited to be joined by an incredible group of speakers who will share with us particular issues and opportunities facing Indigenous communities in Vancouver. We will also be joined by poet and filmmaker Jules Arita Koostachin will read from her poetry collection which will also be available for sale at the event.

Venue Information: The venue’s front door is 4’ wide. The gender neutral accessible washroom has a 3’ wide door and a 5’ diameter for a wheelchair to turn and a wheelchair accessible sink and a hold bar next to the toilet. Please consider wearing a mask while in the space.


  • Elder Carleen Thomas, Tsleil-Waututh Nation
  • Matthew Norris & Tiyaltelut Kristen Rivers - OneCity Vancouver candidates
  • Chief Don Tom - Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs
  • Bruce McIver
  • Ginger Gosnell-Meyers - Fellow, SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue
  • Joleen Mitton - Founder, Vancouver Indigenous Fashion Week
  • Jules Koostachin - Filmmaker, research, poet

Read biographies for the event speakers.  

October 01, 2022
3pm - 5pm
Massy Arts Society (Not Massy Books)
23 E Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6A 1S9
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Will you come?