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Progress Report

Skookum Lab Progress Report 2018/19


Skookum means strong, powerful, and brave. With the support of strong leadership, powerful methodologies, and a brave community, Skookum Lab is developing new ways to address Indigenous child and youth poverty in Surrey, BC.

Convened by the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC), Skookum Lab puts Indigenous wisdom at the centre of its activities. Skookum uses a social innovation approach to tackle this complex issue in BC’s largest urban Indigenous community. It’s a methodology Indigenous Peoples have used since time immemorial. This report shows that it’s working.

Located on the territory of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie, Kwikwitlem, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations, Skookum Lab is proud to be one of very few Indigenous social innovation initiatives on Turtle Island (North America).

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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.