Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations have looked after their respective territories for millennia and continue that work today, yet the City of Vancouver has historically failed to recognize their Title and Rights.
Only recently, thanks to OneCity Vancouver City Councillor Christine Boyle’s Motion, co-developed with Indigenous partners, to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), has the City begun to respect these rights and there is a long way to go towards healing the harm that’s been done. OneCity acknowledges the Title and Rights of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations and will turn UNDRIP into actions here in the City.
We will challenge the stark inequities that face the Urban Indigenous community, including the urgent need for Indigenous housing. On City Council, School Board and Park Board, OneCity will celebrate Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh culture, language and history. Together, we will build a city which is welcoming, inclusive, affordable and safe for Indigenous peoples, women, youth and elders.