Environmental Stewardship

Customary use and stewardship of our ancestral and traditional lands compels us to take a lead role in planning for access, use, and management of these lands and waters for present and future generations.

What We Do

  • Recording and sharing, as appropriate, the traditional knowledge of our people by documenting past and continued traditional land uses and associated knowledge from MIB members
  • Collecting and communicating comprehensive biophysical, historic, and heritage information about the lands and waters
  • Identifying areas for permanent protection from development that are important for sustaining natural and/or altered systems, and/or continuing traditional activities, while preserving cultural areas for present and future generations
  • Identifying community economic opportunities and economic strategy based on research, feasibility, consideration of the MIB vision, šxʷtəhim̓, snəw̓eyəɬ, community direction, and skills development and training
  • Working with the Government of Canada, as necessary, to implement the Management Plan in a way that provides benefits to Musqueam
  • Training of MIB members for key management and administrative positions for the future management of our traditional territory
  • Providing environmental education and training for MIB community members
  • Learning the values and skills of community knowledge holders through respectful, sharing relationships that will prepare our people for land/resources management, land/resources protection, and employment

 

Department Head: Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Yeganeh Asadian