Archives & Research

Musqueam's Archives and Research Department is the repository for all records of the Band’s governance and administration. The Archives’ mandate is to acquire, maintain, and facilitate access to: the records of the Musqueam Indian Band’s Government (Chief and Council, Administration), its boards, and entities; private-sector archives (non-governmental records); research materials relating to Musqueam and/or Musqueam traditional territory; and Musqueam heritage resources.

What We Do

Archives and Research Department projects, include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing, managing, and promoting a visible, known, and accessible collections that are supported and guided by Musqueam cultural values
  • Utilizing the Archives’ holdings to engage, and/or facilitate engagement, internally and externally on outreach and education initiatives (e.g. exhibitions, signage projects, language revitalization)
  • Utilizing the Archives’ holdings to support the Band’s information needs, such as governance and title and rights defence
  • Engaging with potential donors to acquire records relating to Musqueam and/or Musqueam traditional territory
  • Providing training and digitization services to community members for their private holdings
  • Assisting in the identification, documentation, protection, and maintenance of heritage resources (e.g ancestral belongings)
  • Engaging with, and/or facilitating engagement with the Musqueam community on research initiatives

 

Contact:  Archives and Research Manager, Jason Woolman – [email protected]