Indigenous related projects included:
- five signature projects (out of 38, or 13% of all signature projects);
- two (out of 38, or 5% of all signature projects) that are specifically designed to promote reconciliation and
- 248 (out of 636, or 39% of all community projects)
Many organizations including the City of Vancouver celebrated Canada 150+ where the “+” sign acknowledged that Indigenous peoples lived under their own laws, cultures and governance structures long before Canada became a country in 1867. The very nature of celebrating “Canada 150” – without the + sign – is an act of erasure by eliminating Indigenous history from the national narrative.