In 2021, City Council created the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP) Task Force. The Task Force was convened in partnership with the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
The Task Force will meet regularly in 2021 and 2022 to develop recommendations on how the City of Vancouver can implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People External website, opens in new tab as an integral aspect of its work on Indigenous relations and reconciliation.
Task force priorities
- Consult and collaborate with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh in the development of the Task Force report
- Consider urban Indigenous communities today living in Vancouver, recognizing the importance of both title and rights in UNDRIP implementation
- Seek ways to engage women, youth, and elder voices
- Build on past and current work in the City of Vancouver on reconciliation
- Consider the BC Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA) as a model
The Task Force is supported by a technical team including staff from the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations as chosen by the Nations, staff from the City of Vancouver at the direction of the City Manager, and external advisors and experts.