Did you know 78% of Indigenous Peoples live off-reserve
Estimated 1,000,000Indigenous population growth by 2036
About the Northwest Indigenous Council
The Northwest Indigenous Council looks to connect to the process of self –determination and Indigenous Nation building and works with Indigenous Nations by respecting the territories in which they live.
The Northwest Indigenous Council uses the Social Determinants of Health lens as we seek systems change from segregated silos and a competitive relationship model and supports a placed based model of working in partnership with neighbourhood organizations to provide affective and relevant services to Indigenous citizens living off–reserve.
We have the power to impact our FUTUREand we're doing something about it
Current Projects and Events
Indigenous Skills and Employment Training
The Indigenous Skills & Employment Training (ISET) program is designed to help Indigenous Peoples prepare for, and find quality high-demand jobs and careers. The program is focused on serving non-Status Indigenous peoples, Métis, and Southern Inuit, living off reserve in urban, rural and remote areas throughout British Columbia.
Youth Media Contest
The NWIC Urban Indigenous Youth Media Contest is your platform to express your experiences, challenges, triumphs, and dreams. It is one of the many ways that NWIC works towards our ongoing commitment of empowering Indigenous youth, fostering understanding and respect in our diverse urban communities, and advocating for BC’s off-reserve and urban Indigenous Peoples.
Urban Indigenous Self-Determination Symposium
The purpose of the Symposium is to deepen the dialogue within urban Indigenous communities, First Nations, and governments about implementing the right to self-determination in an urban context.