There has recently been increasing attention in Canada towards the responsibilities that municipal governments have in resolving some of the systemic issues that Indigenous Peoples face, while living in urban centres. In particular, the term "reconciliation" is being utilized by many cities across Canada as a way to amplify the voices of Indigenous Peoples and further, to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples in urban centres. This research explores the City of Vancouver's decision to prioritize reconciliation as a policy goal. In addition, this work further analyzes the impacts resulting from the City of Vancouver's execution of reconciliation activities, since the development of the Framework for Reconciliation, that increased municipal engagement for reconciliation activities to occur.
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Thesis advisor: Smith, Patrick
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