October 19, 2022

(Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh)/Vancouver, B.C.) This morning, the Musqueam Indian Band, Squamish Nation, and Tsleil-Waututh Nation presented their final report to Vancouver City Council as part of the City of Vancouver’sUnited Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) Task Force.

The City of Vancouver convened the UNDRIP Task Force in 2021 in partnership with the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, upon whose unceded territories the city resides. With support from a technical team, including staff from each Host Nation, the Task Force worked collaboratively to develop recommendations on how the City of Vancouver can implement UNDRIP as a core element of its work on reconciliation and Indigenous relations.

The Task Force’s final report is a historic document as the first co-developed strategy between Indigenous nations and a municipal government in Canada.