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SUILC's Foundational Report

All Our Relations

All Our Relations, the foundational report SUILC is built on


This report is Phase I of the Surrey Urban Aboriginal Social Innovation Strategy. In this phase we have illuminated aspects of the Surrey urban Aboriginal population. As a result of our research we have found information that breaks down common misconceptions about the urban Aboriginal population while other statistics are simply distressing.

For example:

  • It is estimated that the current urban Aboriginal population in Surrey is greater than the urban Aboriginal population in Vancouver.
  • In 15 years it will be significantly higher, reaching from between 19,000 to as high as 48,000 people.
  • Aboriginal people in Surrey are not transient – they are often long-term residents in the community.
  • They are almost equal parts homeowners and renters.
  • They are engaged in the labour force at similar rates to non-Aborigina
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All Our Relations: Honouring the Host Nations

SUILC recognizes that we operate on the unceded, ancestral, traditional and current territories of the Kwantlen, Katzie, Semiahmoo, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt, and Tsawwassen First Nations.