Indigenous Success Stories

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Canada 150 Fund: Indigenous Projects

March 31, 2020

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.