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The Lens: Perspectives on economic resilience in Vancouver

22 Indigenous Leaders to Watch in 2022

This National Indigenous History Month and National Indigenous Peoples Day, we honour and celebrate Indigenous leaders in the community who work daily to increase the visibility and inclusion of Indigenous individuals and businesses, smash stereotypes, build wealth and prosperity for Indigenous communities, and educate people about the rich cultural traditions and storied history of local Nations.

While this list is by no means comprehensive, we hope to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the work of several local visionaries who we find inspiring, informative and engaging. They are knowledge-keepers, artists, business people, thought leaders and community pillars based primarily on Coast Salish territories, including that of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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