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c??sna??m: the city before the city

the city before the city

Public History Prize

2015

Susan Roy (University of Waterloo); Larissa Grant, Terry Point, Leona Sparrow, and Jason Woolman (Musqueam First Nation); Viviane Gosselin (Museum of Vancouver); Susan Rowley and Jordan Wilson (Museum of Anthropology, UBC). c??sna??m: the city before the city.

The project is a series of exhibitions at the Museum of Vancouver, the Musqueam First Nation Cultural Resources Centre, and the Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia.  By exploring the history of Vancouver from the point of view of the Musqueam First Nation, this collaborative and dynamic project offers a critical reflection on city building, colonialism and dispossession, museum collecting practices, Indigenous activism, and Indigenous landscapes in the urban metropolis.
This series of exhibits explores the history of Vancouver from the point of view of the Musqueam First Nation. It is a collaborative and dynamic project which offers a critical reflection on city building, colonialism and dispossession, museum collecting practices, Indigenous activism, and Indigenous landscapes in the urban metropolis.