"Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside."Why is such similar notice, that was there before, now gone from the Vancouver and UBC websites? City council meetings still retain an oral notice by the Mayor before every meeting as first "business" when the meeting starts:
33 sec video clip of Mayor making above statement in council meeting to open meeting: [video width="1920" height="1078" mp4="https://private-person.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CoV-councilmeeting-june2021-firstnation-recognized-ss.mp4"][/video]
June 15, 2021 - 6:05:01 The Mayor states before Vancouver Council meeting officially begins (as before every meeting):
“We want to acknowledge we are on the unceded traditional territories of the Musquem, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people and we want to thank them for their generosity to all who live on their lands”.
Indigenous Peoples in VancouverThe City of Vancouver is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) External website, opens in new tab , Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh (Squamish) External website, opens in new tab , and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) External website, opens in new tab Peoples, who have lived on these lands since time immemorial. As a City of Reconciliation, the City of Vancouver has committed to “form a sustained relationship of mutual respect and understanding with local First Nations and the urban Indigenous community.” This is an ongoing and evolving commitment, and one that is essential to our path forward.
"Vancouver is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Peoples who have lived on these lands since time immemorial. We are committed to stewarding strong relationships with the local Nations through ongoing communication and partnership development. "The city is also home to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit from all over the continent. We're committed to developing strong relationships with diverse urban Indigenous communities in Vancouver. "Through continuous learning and engagement, we work to incorporate the perspectives and priorities of local First Nations and urban Indigenous Peoples into our services and decisions. Our commitments to reconciliation are ongoing, evolving, and essential to our path forward."
City Meetings Videos - https://csg001-harmony.sliq.net/00317/Harmony/en/View/RecentEnded/20210616/-1
Types of Council Meetings - https://vancouver.ca/your-government/types-of-city-council-meetings.aspx
2018 Council to Council_TWN_agenda_January 29.docx Tsleil-Waututh - Council to Council Meeting
January 29.docx Tsleil-Waututh - Council to Council...meeting with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation on Monday