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Kory Wilson, VCC’s Director of Aboriginal Education and Community Engagement, co-authored “First Peoples: A Guide for Newcomers” for the City of Vancouver. The Guide helps new immigrants better understand Aboriginal history and culture. The 90-page guide is available online and contains information including why Vancouver is often referred to as unceded Coast Salish territory, what the Indian Act is and where to see public art by Aboriginal artists.
“The Guide was primarily written for newcomers," says Wilson, "but I feel it is a valuable resource for all Canadians.” Wilson also discusses the Guide in a segment on CBC's On the Coast program on March 5, 2014.
For more information or to read the Guide, visit the City of Vancouver's website.