Musqueam provides a number of resources for educators and students.
Musqueam Teaching Kit
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm: qʷi:l̕qʷəl̕ ʔə kʷθə snəw̓eyəɬ ct (Musqueam: giving information about our teachings) is an interactive teaching kit and teacher’s resources.
The materials on the website support the educational resources the teaching kit, and include information about Musqueam’s:
- hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language
- profiles of Musqueam people
- historic timeline
Founded in 2001, Musqueam 101 is a community meal and speaker series for community members that brings together the knowledge of two communities, Musqueam and UBC.
The night begins with a catered meal, and then a guest speaker presents on a subject relevant to the community at Musqueam, or First Nations more generally. Each presentation is followed by a group question period and discussion of that week’s topic.
The program is offered to Musqueam community members, their guests, and invited visitors from UBC or other Indigenous communities. There is no registration, so community members can attend as often as they are able.
Reciprocal Research Network
The Reciprocal Research Network (RRN) is an online tool to facilitate reciprocal and collaborative research about cultural heritage from the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. The RRN enables communities, cultural institutions and researchers to work together. Members can build their own projects, collaborate on shared projects, upload files, hold discussions, research museum projects, and create social networks. For both communities and museums, the RRN is groundbreaking in facilitating communication and fostering lasting relationships between originating communities and institutions around the world.
The RRN is being co-developed by the Musqueam Indian Band, the Stó:lō Nation/Tribal Council, the U’mista Cultural Society and the Museum of Anthropology. This collaboration ensures the needs of the originating communities as well as museums are taken into account at all stages of the development. Each co-developer has a member on the Steering Group and each of the First Nations has several Community Liaisons.