NAtional Urban Indigenous Coalition Council
Stories Have Always Been Our Governance
NATIONALS URBAN INDIGENOUS COALITION COUNCIL
The National Urban Indigenous Coalition Council – or NUICC – is an advisory table made up of caucus representatives of Urban Indigenous Coalitions from nearly every province and territory in Canada. NUICC was established in 2018 to engage urban Indigenous organizations, share their unique stories, raise the profile of local perspectives and issues, and to further advance a national dialogue.
Trends as reported by StatCan point to growing numbers of Indigenous People in Canada living in urban centres, with estimates of approximately 1,000,000 living off reserve today. Approximately one-quarter of Indigenous people living in urban areas in Canada are living in poverty. Urban organizations which provide support are therefore vital to the overall health of Indigenous Peoples, and to Canadian society.
Urban Indigenous Network
The Council is a place for coming together to reach common goals in addressing the needs of urban Indigenous Peoples, a space for gathering, and platform for sharing knowledge, events, activities and initiatives. In this way bringing forward connection, relationships and knowledge sharing through storytelling as a means of achieving cohesive social change.
About Our Work
Council gatherings of Coalition representatives focus on increasing understanding of the needs of urban Indigenous coalitions to fulfill mandates at local levels; relationship building between coalitions and coalition members, and in providing direction to NUICC consultation, knowledge mobilization, capacity-building and advocacy initiatives such as the Indigenous Knowledge Mobilization Hub.