New Métis Community Engagement Coordinator to Connect with Métis Families in Surrey

July 28, 2020 — The SUILC is pleased to announce that Keenan McCarthy, has been hired for the new SUILC position of Métis Community Engagement Coordinator! Keenan McCarthy is the past President of the Nova Métis Heritage Association: a Surrey based organization. He has been actively participating in Métis organizations across Metro Vancouver. In 2019, he was recognized by the Métis Nation of BC (MNBC) as a role...

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Indigenous Art Contest to uplift and better understand urban Indigenous housing experiences in Surrey

June 29, 2020 — If you live in Surrey and identify as Métis, First Nations, and/or Inuit, the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) would like to hear from you! The SUILC is excited to be launching the #skookumhome Art Contest! This summer long contest is open to all Indigenous-Surrey residents and from all ages and generations. We have some incredible prizes such as...

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Report says Action is Needed Against Everyday and Systemic Anti-Indigenous Racism in Surrey

February 20, 2020 — Click here to read the report! In February 2020, in the first event of its kind, Surrey residents gathered to discuss the Indigenous experience of racism in Surrey, and how to address it. The Skookum Lab’s report, Seeing Racism Through an Indigenous Social Innovation Lens: Learning and Reflections from Skookum Lab Anti-Racism Symposium 2020, summarizes the experiences of those involved,...

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Awards Recognize Urban Indigenous Advocates in Surrey

May 30, 2019 — Two recipients have been recognized for their “long-standing leadership and exceptional dedication to the urban Indigenous and Métis community in Surrey,” according to the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee. The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) recognizes two individuals or groups each year for the Urban Indigenous Leadership Award, which was held at Bear Creek Park with a community celebration....

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Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee Skookum Lab

May 1, 2019 — The Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee invites you to participate in the Skookum Lab, an initiative that is building solutions to the high rates of Indigenous child and youth poverty in Surrey. Part of the process for building community-based solutions is through the development of Guide Groups consisting of elders, youth, care givers, and community workers. Guide Groups will meet...

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SFU Partners to Support Region's Urban Indigenous Peoples

January 10, 2019 — Simon Fraser University and the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC) have entered into a partnership to promote and support the academic, research and community engagement needs and interests of the region’s growing urban Indigenous peoples. The Collaborative Relationship Agreement builds on SFU’s commitment to urban First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples in Surrey, and the SUILC’s goal of adv...

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