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sχʷəy̓em̓ (an ancient history)

xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people have lived in our traditional territory, what is currently called Vancouver and the surrounding areas, for thousands of years. Some of our sχʷəy̓em̓ (ancient histories) describe the landscape as it was over eight thousand years ago.

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Date: July 17, 2020
Lu’ma Native Housing Society invites Indigenous artists of all design artwork disciplines to submit an artwork proposal for display at the future Lu’ma Housing building at 3819 Boundary Road, Vancouver. Read more on the Musqueam…

Musqueam Through Time

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The Musqueam people have been here since the beginning.

From the beginning, through contact and to present Musqueam has practiced and maintains strong and proud traditions. Archaeological evidence at areas such as c̓əsnaʔəm (Marpole) dates back in excess of 4,000 years and at St. Mungo's and Glenrose Cannery to 8,000 to 9,000 years. Enduring traditions have allowed Musqueam to continually sets precedents. From the youngest Elected Chief and Council in 1951 and ongoing legal precedents, such as the Guerin case (1984) and Sparrow Case (1990), "Musqueam Through Time" tells the story of a timeless culture that continues to guide not just the Musqueam people, but Canada as a whole.
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