Join us for an informal talk and tour of the Museum of Vancouver’s landmark exhibition c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city
. This afternoon talk from Larry Grant and Jill Campbell from the Musqueam First Nation will feature an introduction to Musqueam’s traditional language, and touch on the historical, cultural and political significance of revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓. We will invite questions and conversation touching on several themes in the exhibition, and offer participants the opportunity to learn some key phrases and building blocks of the language. Advance registration for this interactive talk are strongly encouraged; youth and families welcome!
Date: Sunday, September 20, 2015
Admission: General $14 | Seniors & Students $11 | Youth $8 | Family $38 | MOV Members FREE
Get Tickets: Call 604 736 4431 ext. 0
About Larry and Jill:
Larry Grant is a Musqueam elder, born and raised in Musqueam traditional territory by a traditional hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam family. After 4 decades as a tradesman, Larry enrolled in the FNLG program, which awoke his memory of the embedded value that the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language has to self-identity, kinship, culture, territory, and history prior to European contact. He is presently assisting in revitalizing hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and co-teaching an introductory hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ course for the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia.
Jill Campbell is a member of the Musqueam Indian Band, and manager of its Musqueam Language and Culture Department. Since its inception in 1997, she has worked in numerous positions including Adjunct Professor with the First Nations Languages Program at the University of British Columbia. Jill has been working with the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ language for almost 30 years. She is passionate about language revitalization and her community.