Intergovernmental Affairs

The Intergovernmental Affairs Department seeks to advance better governance of our Nation, take pride in our culture, protect our environment, and conserve natural resources for our use.

What We Do

  • Review, assess, respond: Ensure projects within Musqueam territory include and incorporate Musqueam review and risk assessment processes that use traditional knowledge and uphold our stewardship role to protect our lands and waters
  • Interest-based negotiations: Secure agreements with the Crown and proponents of major projects that could include elements of shared decision-making, capacity, and implementation resources, employment and training, equity, revenue-sharing, and ecosystem restoration
  • Free, Prior, and Informed Consent: Ensure that projects within Musqueam’s territory are not developed without the community’s Free, Prior, and Informed Consent
  • Energy efficiency and alternatives:  Assist Musqueam to develop energy efficiency in capital projects and infrastructure including clean energy options for use by its members, and as a means to support low-carbon energy generation
  • Represent Musqueam at various meetings and venues on issues related to Crown held lands, land claim negotiations, and major development projects
  • Work with Band Council, Band Manager, and legal counsel while attending to day-to-day interaction with outside agencies that impact Musqueam interests
  • Work with Council and community to build a stronger, healthier, self-governing and self-sustaining Musqueam Nation, through ongoing negotiations with the Crown and external organizations


Contact: Title & Rights Floor Manager, Larissa Grant – [email protected]