The Urban Work Index was led by Youthful Cities, which is on the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabe, Haudenosaunee, Mississaugas of the New Credit. We are an organization that works remotely all over Turtle Island. This urban exploration and information gathering project covers 30 cities, and we are grateful to have had this opportunity to engage…
On the West coast, the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam), səl̓ ilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Stó:lō, Tsawwassen, W̱SÁNEĆ, and the lək̓ ʷəŋən (Lekwungen) People, today known as the Esquimalt and the Songhees Nations.
In the North, Interior, and on the Prairies, the territory of the syilx (Okanagan Nation), the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council; Chief Drygeese Territory to the north, traditional home of the Yellowknives Dene and the North Slave Métis; Treaties 1, 4, 6, and 7, the lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy (including the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuu T’ina, Anishinaabeg, Cree, OjiCree, Dene, the Nakota / Lakota / Dakota Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.
In what is known as Ontario and Quebec, a territory encompassing many treaties, including the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, the Between the Lakes Purchase (1792), the Haldimand Tract, Upper Canada Treaties, Williams Treaties, Robinson-Huron Treaties, the Wabanaki Confederacy, the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Attawandaron, Erie, Haudenosaunee, Kanien’kehá:ka, Lūnaapéewak, Mississaugas, Oneida of the Thames, Six Nations of the Grand River, Wendat, and the Abenaki peoples.
On the East Coast, the traditional unceded territory of the Maliseet, the Mi’kmaq People, and the Beothuk, the land of the Peace and Friendship treaties.