OneCity will work with the Host Nations and urban Indigenous peoples to recognize and affirm their human rights. Norris and his fellow OneCity Councillors will work to address systemic racism and promote equity for every resident of Vancouver. They will take an approach to safety that prioritizes meeting people's needs and investing in social supports. Everyone deserves to feel safe in their community and that includes providing housing and services to all who need them.
Matthew Norris (he/him) is the president of the Urban Native Youth Association, which supports Indigenous youth and their families. Norris brings years of policy experience with the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, and as an Indigenous delegate to the United Nations. He is Nehithaw and a member of the Lac La Ronge First Nation.