Date: Sep 26, 2022
Time: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Website: https://langara.ca/ndtr2022
Location: T Building, T Gallery

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The Musqueam people have been stewards of the land since time immemorial. But what does this mean?

Join Special Advisor to the President and former Musqueam Chief, Gail Sparrow, and Musqueam community member and Early Childhood Education Faculty member, Lauren Mitchell, as they walk participants through a physical timeline from the Museum of Anthropology that highlights Musqueam history since time immemorial.

The newcomers have only been here for a very short period of time, less than 200 years. That's only a blink of an eye in comparison to the 9,000 years we've been here.

– qiyəplenəxʷ—Howard E. Grant, 2014

This workshop will be opened by Christie Charles, an accomplished spoken word artist with a background in Indigenous hip hop. She is a storyteller, poet, coastal hand drum singer, filmmaker and speaker for her ancestors, with a passion to empower Indigenous youth to be proud of their roots. Christie’s connections to multiple communities are instrumental in elevating the role of Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and urban Indigenous poetry, literary and cultural practices.*

*https://www.vancouverfoundation.ca/people/christie-lee-charles

Event Information

Monday, September 26
2:30 pm–4:00 pm
T Building, T Gallery

Registration required.


Event Registration

Content Advisory: We ask that when registering for this event, participants take into consideration the content and to consider their own capacity in hearing it. Supports will be made available for participants who may be affected by what is presented. For additional information visit our resources page. Or, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Centre for Intercultural Engagement.


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