June 7, 2023

Hybrid Forum: Implementing JEDI and UNDRIP in Canadian Municipalities

NUICC National Urban Indigenous Coalition Council

Event Type:
Conference, In-person, Virtual


The National Urban Indigenous Coalitions Council is landing in Saskatoon for a June 7-8 national meeting and will be collaborating with the Saskatoon’s Anti-Racism Network to produce this important discussion.

On June 7th, join a dialogue on Implementing JEDI and UNDRIP to Frameworks in Canadian Municipalities. This is a hybrid Forum, as part of the Urban Indigenous Knowledge Mobilisation Hub Speaker Series events. NUICC will bring guest speakers, alongside urban Indigenous representatives from across Canada, municipal staff, Indigenous organisations and academics and general public.

Opening ceremony: Elder’s Prayer

Opening remarks: Mayor Charlie Clark, City of Saskatoon.


Urban Indigenous coalitions are on the front line of decolonizing municipal structures in Canadian cities that have for too long resisted real change. Equity and diversity and inclusion policies have relied on incrementalism, but like trickle-down economics, they rarely deliver structural change. Speakers at the forum will centre Indigenous Knowledge and the experience of urban Indigenous communities as we confront white supremacy and colonial structures where we live in Canadian cities.

The Forum aims at discussing the ways we can rethink JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) by re-centering municipal systems with a decolonial and UNDRIP (UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) focus. The event will consider how UNDRIP provides a framework for urban Indigenous governance and how the rights of urban communities can be achieved through policy work for measurable change.


Hybrid, Saskatchewan


Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches, First Nations, Inuit & Métis, Policy Development & Advocacy