There is so much good, useful, important content out there - so where do you even begin when looking for it?

We're kicking off a new theme this week; introducing #FridayFeature - where we feature resources our predecessor, Vancouver Immigration Partnership, and existing LIP partners have already created. Sometimes you don't need to re-invent the wheel - you just need to show people how to roll it.

This week, we're showcasing the First Peoples Guide for Newcomers, created by City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Dialogues Project in an initiative to create more opportunity for understanding between Aboriginal and immigrant communities.

Vancouver welcomes newcomers from all parts of the world...

Yet, newcomers are often at a disadvantage when it comes to learning about First Peoples because of language barriers, access to information, or the time to learn.

As a newcomer, you may have few opportunities to meet Aboriginal people in their daily lives. Many folks who are new to Vancouver, and new to Canada, may only learn about Aboriginal people through the news, which often portrays folks through a biased and colonial lens.

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers aims to fill the need for clear information in simple language about the First Peoples in Vancouver. 

It is important for newcomers to learn about the rich and diverse history and experiences of Canada's First People; and it's the only way we will get closer to truth and reconciliation - for there is no reconciliation without people first knowing the truth.

This e-book creates more opportunity for understanding between Aboriginal and immigrant communities and introduces newcomers to three important topics: who are Aboriginal people (or First Peoples) in Vancouver and Canada; a brief overview of the relationship between the Government of Canada and First Peoples; and current initiatives and ways for newcomers to learn more about Aboriginal people in the community.

This is a valuable resource for newcomers and the people of Vancouver.

We highly recommend every person take the time to read and familiarize themselves with the content in this e-book.

First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers - PDF >

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