Our region, Metro Vancouver, is on the traditional and in most cases unceded territory of First Nations people. In order to help foster a better understand of First Nations in our regions, or First Nations that have interests in our region, the Metro Vancouver Regional District recently released its Profile of First Nations.
The profile provides information on the 11 First Nations; and, five First Nations, Tribal Councils, Treat Groups, and Associations that are located outside of Metro Vancouver that have interests in the region.
The profile contains maps of First Nations Reserves and Treaty Lands in Metro Vancouver.
|First Nation Reserves and Treaty Lands in Metro Vancouver. Select map to enlarge.|
Contact information, status of treaty negotiations, officials, basic geographic, and demographic information is provided.
|Quick statistics about First Nations in Metro Vancouver including treaty stage information. Select table to enlarge.|
The profile also contains some other basic facts about Aboriginal Peoples in our region. For example, 25% of Aboriginal Peoples in BC live in the Metro Vancouver region.
When I go to some events, organizers acknowledge that the region is on the traditional and unceded territory of First Nations people. This profile will help grow people's knowledge with a basic understanding of First Nations who's territory this is.