Archives & Research

The Musqueam Indian Band 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

 

Department Head: Senior Archivist, Jason Woolman