Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge that UBC Vancouver is located on the traditional and unceded territories of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam people).

As a multidisciplinary program in a colonial university, CAP acknowledges the many ways our disciplines are stitched into the history of colonization here, and elsewhere. We need to rethink what we learn and how we learn it. Our program is committed to the ongoing work of changing the teaching and research that happens in UBC’s name, which is partly reflected in our participation in UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (linked below). Our goal in this work is to understand our responsibilities to the peoples and lands here, but also beyond this campus, in other colonized spaces we each move in and through.

UBC Vancouver is situated on lands that have been a place of learning for the Musqueam people for millennia. When we prioritize learning the stories and ways of knowing that Musqueam people have shared publicly, we are finding ways to come into better relations with these lands and with Musqueam, who have unbroken occupation here.

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