Musqueam Territory Acknowledgements in the Classroom

Event Date & Time

  • September 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Description

This event has been postponed. The new date will be published and a notification sent out as soon as possible.

“I would like to acknowledge that we are on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people.” — As communities at and outside UBC-Vancouver increasingly integrate a territory acknowledgement like this into their practice, you may have wondered what the words – traditional, ancestral, and unceded – really mean and how you could make the acknowledgement meaningful, rather than tokenistic.

Please come join this opening session of the Classroom Climate series for the new academic year to engage with the shared foundation of our classrooms at UBC-Vancouver – i.e., Musqueam territory. In this session, we unpack the “traditional,” “ancestral,” and “unceded” aspects of Musqueam lands by drawing on historical events that speak to each of these words. We also discuss ways to integrate territory acknowledgements and the histories of the land into pedagogical opportunities.


  • Jason Woolman, Senior Archivist, Musqueam Indian Band
  • Hanae Tsukada, Educational Consultant, Classroom and Campus Climate, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, UBC

Please note this event is no longer happening on September 27th. The new date will be posted as soon as possible.



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada