City of Vancouver- Senior Manager, Indigenous Relations

ID: 23-P057  Location: Vancouver, BC

The City of Vancouver (the City) sits on the traditional, ancestral and unceded lands of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwxwú7mesh (Squamish Nation), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). The three nations have unique spiritual, cultural, and economic connection to this land that goes back thousands of years. Canada and Vancouver’s historical relationship with the three local First Nations goes only a few hundred years back (partially described in First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers). This colonial history and its troubling legacy forms the backdrop of life in Vancouver and is at the centre of the City’s reconciliation efforts.

Reporting to Senior Director, Indigenous Relations in the City Manager’s Office, with a dotted line reporting relationship with the General Manager, Real Estate, Environment and Facilities Management (REFM), the Manager, REFM Indigenous Relations supports the development and implementation of city-wide initiatives on Indigenous matters. Acting as a strategic advisor to the REFM senior leadership team, the Manager, REFM Indigenous Relations manages the department’s overall approach to Indigenous government relations with the Three Coast Salish First Nations: Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh (MST) and urban Indigenous peoples.

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