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  • user warning: Table './db6430_musqueam/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory occupies what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is mə&theta;kʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷmə&theta;kʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Grass.</p>\n<p> &quot;It was noted that in some periods the mə&theta;kʷəy̓ grass flourished, and in some periods it could scarcely be found. It was also noted that in some periods our people would flourish and in some periods the population would dwindle, perhaps by plague or war. It was in this way that we became known as Musqueam.&quot;</p>\n<p>We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people and have descended from the cultural group known as the Coast Salish. Our people moved throughout our traditional territory using the resources the land provided for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering, to maintain their livelihood. Today, the Musqueam people still use these resources for economical and traditional purposes.</p>\n<p>Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Our community historians and educators teach and pass on our history to our people, which has always been the way of our people, to keep our culture and traditions strong.</p>\n<p>Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. We live on a very small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River.<br />\n &nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1664681982, expire = 1664768382, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:341355231d809bc4029681a99be19ced' in /home/musqueam/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './db6430_musqueam/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>Vision:</p>\n<p>The Musqueam, a proud and unified people, will as a self-governing nation, work together to ensure enhanced quality of life for all generations of our people to develop a sustainable, self reliant, vibrant community that is built upon the historical and traditional values of our community.<span>&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p>Mission:</p>\n<p>The Musqueam Nation, through transparent and accountable leadership, will assert the right to govern ourselves, for the benefit of for all generations of our people, and exercise that right by building capable governing institutions and economies that matches our culture through strong leadership.<span>&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p>Values:<span>&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p>Respect; Pride; Inclusiveness; Honour; Shared Responsibility<span>&nbsp;</span></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n', created = 1664681982, expire = 1664768382, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '1:25f81d6719d5fa3e245d427078442ae2' in /home/musqueam/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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  • user warning: Table './db6430_musqueam/cache_filter' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_filter SET data = '<p>In collaboration with Musqueam, we are seeking proposals from interested Musqueam artists for a two-dimensional crosswalk design commission at the pedestrian crossings on South Granville St between 70th and 68th avenues.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>This art commission celebrates the vibrancy of Musqueam artistic traditions and the community today by providing further recognition of Musqueam history and territory.</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>The highly visible location is in proximity to c̓əsnaʔəm, Musqueam&rsquo;s ancient village and cemetery, as well as the Fraser River.&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>Application Deadline:12 noon on Wednesday, May 30, 2018</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>Click for&nbsp;<a href=\"http://vancouver.ca/files/cov/call-to-musqueam-artists-marpole-artist-designed-crosswalk.pdf \">Submission Requirements</a></p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>Send your submissions to <a href=\"mailto:publicart@vancouver.ca\">publicart@vancouver.ca</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>\n<p>&nbsp;</p>\n<p>Please visit the City&#39;s website for more information:</p>\n<p><a href=\"http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/open-call-to-musqueam-artists-for-artist-designed-crosswalk.aspx\" title=\"http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/open-call-to-musqueam-artists-for-artist-designed-crosswalk.aspx\">http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/open-call-to-musqueam-artis...</a></p>\n', created = 1664681982, expire = 1664768382, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:96ed9772568f50c8e2008af2df27fce4' in /home/musqueam/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Musqueam

The Musqueam people have lived in our present location for thousands of years. Our traditional territory occupies what is now Vancouver and surrounding areas. The name Musqueam relates back to the River Grass, the name of the grass is məθkʷəy̓. There is a story that has been passed on from generation to generation that explains how we became known as the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) - People of the River Grass.

"It was noted that in some periods the məθkʷəy̓ grass flourished, and in some periods it could scarcely be found. It was also noted that in some periods our people would flourish and in some periods the population would dwindle, perhaps by plague or war. It was in this way that we became known as Musqueam."

We are traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people and have descended from the cultural group known as the Coast Salish. Our people moved throughout our traditional territory using the resources the land provided for fishing, hunting, trapping and gathering, to maintain their livelihood. Today, the Musqueam people still use these resources for economical and traditional purposes.

Although a metropolitan city has developed in the heart of Musqueam territory, our community maintains strong cultural and traditional beliefs. Our community historians and educators teach and pass on our history to our people, which has always been the way of our people, to keep our culture and traditions strong.

Today our population flourishes and we are a strong community of over thousand members. We live on a very small portion of our traditional territory, known as the Musqueam Indian Reserve, located south of Marine Drive near the mouth of the Fraser River.
 

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