The Language Department strives to build awareness of our culture and history throughout our traditional territory, promote fluency of our hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language, and encourage our people to live xʷməθkʷəy̓əm culture every day.

What We Do

In accordance with the strategic objectives set out by Chief and Council, we provide services and coordinate resources to develop educational tools and learning environments whereby Musqueam community members will have increased accessibility to learn their ancestral language. We collaborate with a variety of Departments within the Musqueam Administrative system and with external educational and cultural partner institutes to:

  • Conduct research to develop hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language resources
  • Provide language displays and translations to promote greater public awareness of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm language and culture
  • Explore and create new avenues to broaden educational opportunities for hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language education

Key Contacts