We recognize the traditional territories of the Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations. We respectfully acknowledge the many nations who are represented by the urban Indigneous population in the Fraser Valley and Metro Vancouver Areas.
In 2011 the Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society was formed to answer the needs of the urban Indigenous peoples of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.
Now called Fraser River Indigenous Society, we are here to serve Urban Indigenous Peoples, and so we welcome people of all nations and ages so we can foster a sense of belonging and provide space to connect and celebrate.
An Indigenous organization providing services and programs for our community to acknowledge our past present and future generations.
Communities of self determined Indigenous Peoples living in a collaborative way.
We are evoking a name change from Fraser River All Nations Aboriginal Society to the Fraser River Indigenous Society.
This change acknowledges the diversity of peoples we serve: Urban Indigenous Peoples, people who maybe living far from their territory, those who are displaced from their communities and heritage through colonial rule, and those with mix family dynamics.
Continued growth and success
Maintain and enhance community partnerships
Provide Support Services for Indigenous children, youth, individuals and families
A Fraser River Indigenous Society all nation gathering place
Central gathering place, one that is visible, accessible and known in the community that:
Recognizes Coast Salish Territory and the multiple Aboriginal representations in the area
Makes an Indigenous presence a priority, and recognizes the large off-reserve presence.
Ensures that people know and understand the traditional territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen and Kwikwetlem Nations.