One of Canada’s Biggest Cities Just Officially Admitted That It Was Built on Unceded Aboriginal Territory

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Vancouver city council decided that the land still belongs to the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh people

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The first western settlement built in what is now the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, went up in 1893. Little more than a trading post set up by the Hudson’s Bay Company, a fur-trading company that at one point owned most of Canada, Vancouver has grown and grown to the point where it is now the largest city in British Columbia, and the third largest city in Canada.The Hudson’s Bay Company and those that settled after didn’t fight these people for their land, and they didn’t buy it. No treaty was signed passing the land from one hand to the other.