Our membership includes all Indigenous organizations operating in Surrey. Other non-Indigenous organizations that have a significant connection to the Indigenous population, such as Fraser Health and the Surrey School District are also committee members.
All the land based First Nation governments with a historic and current connection to what is now the City of Surrey have a standing invitation to participate in all meetings of SUILC.
“All my relations” is a sacred phrase that is said at the end of prayers and thanksgiving. It is a phrase that acknowledges everyone’s place in a web of relationships.
Like any relationship, Indigenous relationships in the city must be cared for and nurtured. When we do this, our relationships will become strong and sustain us.
Our values embedded in our work and relationships include: