Published Tuesday, September 18, 2018 8:56AM PDT
Board chair and Green party member Stuart Mackinnon introduced the motion as part of the park board's ongoing efforts at reconciliation, and it was approved by the board at its Monday night meeting.
The board will now work with the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations to identify traditional place names and determine appropriate next steps.
In particular the audit will look at how archeological sites were disturbed, Aboriginal cultural activities were wiped out or non-Indigenous activities were given priority within parks.
Mackinnon says learning traditional names adds to that work because names form a key part of culture and heritage.