Building relations by celebrating indigenous culture and heritageBuilding relations by celebrating indigenous culture and heritage<div class="ExternalClass74E403905B5540759ABCFA341823D06B"><p>​Metro Vancouver recently participated in -- and celebrated -- several Indigenous culture and heritage events.  </p><p>On National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, Metro Vancouver had information booths at two Vancouver locations: Trout Lake Park and Musqueam Indian Reserve. Building relations with Indigenous peoples is one of the Board’s key Strategic Plan objectives</p><p>The event at Trout Lake Park is the largest National Indigenous Peoples Day event in the province. It featured speeches, singing, art and dance, canoe rides and exhibition booths, including a Metro Vancouver booth and water wagon. Attended by thousands of BC aboriginals and non-aboriginals, this was the first time Metro Vancouver has participated.</p><p>At Musqueam, Metro Vancouver’s information booth focused on future liquid waste projects near the First Nation’s lands in Vancouver and Richmond. This half-day event was attended by several hundred Musqueam members and guests.</p><p>On July 5, the Board’s Aboriginal Relations Committee co-hosted a Community-to-Community Forum with Kwantlen First Nation in Fort Langley. This half-day event, attended by 60 people, was the fifth annual Forum for Metro Vancouver and the first with Kwantlen First Nation. Kwantlen First Nation occupies lands in the Township of Langley, Maple Ridge and the Fraser Valley.</p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue45-celebratingculture.jpg2018-07-30T07:00:00ZGP0|#76d09df2-5a56-4714-9d4a-56a599fd2fd4;L0|#076d09df2-5a56-4714-9d4a-56a599fd2fd4|Issue 45;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass7ADCD2865B5C46E59D737E93D155AA74"><p>​Metro Vancouver recently participated in -- and celebrated -- several Indigenous culture and heritage events: National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21 and a Community-to-Community Forum with Kwantlen First Nation in Fort Langley on July 5.</p></div>0Chief Marilyn Gabriel, Kwantlen First Nation