This place is situated on the unceded, ancestral, and shared territory of the Stó:lō people, who 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:
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.
- Updating signs in Fraser River Heritage Park
- Community Forums with First Nations
- Waterfront Engagement
- South-West Mission Engagement
- Transfer of Crown Lands to Leq’á:mel, Mathexwi, Semá:th Society (LMS)
- Frequently Asked Questions
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report
Bill 41: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
The Residential School System – UBC
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
‘All my relations’ about respect – Richard Wagamese