Indigenous Relations

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Territory Acknowledgement

This place is situated on the unceded, ancestral, and shared territory of the Stó:lō people, who have have occupied these lands since time immemorial. The City of Mission is located on Leq’á:mel, Semá:th, Kwantlen, Sq’éwlets, Máthexwi, and Katzie traditional territories.

The traditional language spoken by Stó:lō people is Halq’eméylem. Learn more about the First Nations whose territory Mission is located by visiting their websites:

Reconciliation

The City of Mission is committed to reconciliation with First Nations communities and peoples and will work to ensure that its activities, initiatives, and partnerships reflect the intent of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP), and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) Calls to Action.

The City is starting with the adoption of a set of principles that will guide its relationships with indigenous peoples and commits to the revision and creation of policies to be consistent with UNDRIP and the TRC Calls to Action.

The following showcases a portion of the Indigenous Relations initiatives as the municipality moves toward becoming a City of Reconciliation.