Skookum Lab – Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC)
Convened by the Surrey Urban Indigenous Leadership Committee (SUILC), Skookum Lab applies a social innovation approach to tackle the high rate of Indigenous child and youth poverty in Surrey by uniting people that experience poverty, making their lived experience visible, and honouring the wisdom of the urban Indigenous community. Indigenous social innovation is not a new practice. Indigenous peoples have always been unwavering innovators. They have used their gifts to adapt to change, address complex issues, and develop community-based solutions since time of immemorial. Skookum Lab is a space to continue to do this important work.