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