Developing a UBC-Aboriginal Timeline with Musqueam content – Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations

TitleDeveloping a UBC-Aboriginal Timeline with Musqueam content – Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration1 Year
Initiation04/01/2016
Project Summary

A centerpiece of an online educational resource, Time and Place at UBC: Our Histories and Relations (http://timeandplace.ubc.ca/), is a timeline, which presents major historical events of UBC and its relationship with Aboriginal peoples against the backdrop of the broader society in BC and Canada. Despite that UBC’s main campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people, representations of the Musqueam Nation on the timeline are neither enough nor visible. In collaboration with the Musqueam Treaty, Lands and Resources Department, this TLEF project creates a new timeline row that presents the history of the Musqueam Nation, including the community’s relationship with UBC. By elucidating the local Indigenous history and ongoing connections, the timeline will better support UBC community members in developing a historical understanding of their presence on this land today in a concrete, rather than abstract, manner.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2016/2017
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorDaniel Justice
Year 1: Funded Amount49,827
Year 1: Team Members

Daniel Justice, Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and English, Faculty of Arts
Leona Sparrow, Director of the Treaty, Lands and Resources for the Musqueam Indian Band / Musqueam-UBC Liaison

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase