Vancouver Poetry House events take place on the ancestral territories of the Xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Swwú7mesh, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh First Nations, whose lands were never sold, ceded, or relinquished,—lands that were taken. Vancouver Poetry House supports the resurgence of Indigenous culture and the work of Indigenous poets.

We recommend these sites if you wish to begin to explore where we are:

A map of the overlapping territories of many, many local indigenous peoples

SFPRIG Land Acknowledgement site