Musqueam Tour: Witness it, Remember it, Tell it

Explore Musqueam history in today’s Vancouver!

Our last tour: July 27th 9am-1pm – Sold Out

 

The Musqueam people have lived on the South Coast for thousands of years. Their traditional territory occupies what is now Vancouver and its surrounding areas.

VHF and Musqueam Indian Band developed a pilot project bus tour. Attendees took a bus to explore several sites around Vancouver which hold particular significance to the Musqueam people. They learned how these sites were used historically and what makes them important. They also found out how these sites are used now in modern Musqueam culture. As the bus traveled between destinations  participants learned from  Musqueam guides about traditional practices, arts and crafts, songs, legends and even some personal stories.

Read Cheryl Rossi’s article in the Vancouver Courier here.

Feature image photo credit: Jason Vanderhill

 

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Led by Musqueam youth leaders with stories passed on from Elders, the tour will visit xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, the main village of the Musqueam people; ʔəy̓alməxʷ, a Musqueam village site at the time of the warrior Capilano, which is present day Jericho Beach; and c̓əsnaʔəm, an ancient village and burial site of the Musqueam people.

The bus will travel through Vancouver from the c̓əsnaʔəm site in South Vancouver, stop at several locations in Stanley Park, travel the water edge around Second Beach, English Bay, Kitsilano, and Spanish Banks, stop at the grounds of the Museum of Anthropology, and visit Musqueam including a tour of the Musqueam Cultural Centre Gallery.


This tour is made possible by a partnership with Musqueam Indian Band

Musqueam First Nation

 

 

 

 

 

Special thanks to our tour sponsors:

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