Art work of Jody Broomfield of Squamish Nation, Jordan Gallie of Tsleil-Waututh, and Chrystal Sparrow of Musqueam, which hangs at City Hall Council Chambers.
Artwork by Jody Broomfield, Jordan Gallie, and Chrystal Sparrow

Indigenous communities

The hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking peoples, the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, have occupied these lands since time immemorial.

Sḵwx̱wú7mesh - Squamish Nation

The Ones Who Take Care of What Was Handed

The artwork shown above, which hangs in Vancouver City Council Chambers, was created by Jody Broomfield (Squamish), Jordan Gallie (Tsleil-Waututh), and Chrystal Sparrow (Musqueam).

Urban Indigenous Peoples

In Vancouver, we often distinguish between urban Indigenous Peoples (people who live away from their traditional territories) and Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. But this doesn’t mean Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people don’t live in urban areas.

Vancouver has the third largest urban Indigenous population of any Canadian city.

City advisory committees

The mandate of these committees is to advise City Council and staff on ways to enhance access and inclusion, so individuals can fully participate in City services and civic life.