Unceded and Occupied Musqueam, Squamish & Tsleil-Waututh Territories
Red Braid has its origins in the Downtown Eastside. Since we formed as the Social Housing Alliance in 2013, we have helped organize a number of tent cities in Vancouver, including 58 West Hastings, 10 Year Tent City, and Sugar Mountain. Since 2016, we have focused our organizing energies outside of Vancouver. However, we continue to partner with Vancouver-based campaigns and organizations, including Our Homes Can’t Wait, Vancouver Area of Drug Users, and Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society to fight against urban displacement pressures.
Updates and Events
The residents of Kennedy Trudeau (K.T.) tent city and their supporters speak out against the amendments to the Parks Control Bylaw that were passed July 14th regarding temporary shelter in parks.
The residents of Kennedy Trudeau (K.T.) tent city and their supporters denounce the proposed amendment to the Parks Control Bylaw regarding temporary shelter in parks. Residents challenge the anti-poor rhetoric, the homeless containment strategy, and demand permanent, adequate housing now, not the increased policing and normalization of homelessness.
Strathcona Park tent city residents respond to provincial encampment guidelines, demand an end to displacement and return of unceded land
Residents of Camp K.T. tent city in Strathcona Park call for all three levels of government to prioritize safe permanent housing for all over government sanctioned tent cities, an end to the cycle of displacement through laws and by-laws that criminalize poverty, and repatriation of unceded Indigenous land.
At 6am on Tuesday, June 16th, more than 50 Vancouver Police Department officers arrived at the CRAB Park/Namegans tent city and announced that anyone who did not leave the camp will be arrested. They did not announce a charge.
On Saturday June 13th, residents of CRAB Park tent city and their supporters will mount their street defence against the court-ordered displacement of more than 100 homeless people who have made a home at the inner city park since the recent displacement of Oppenheimer Tent City.
CRAB Park tent city residents and supporters say there's nowhere to go after eviction, and that the parking lot where they live is unceded Indigenous territory and part of a precious environmental heritage site.