Howard E. Grant, Director

Howard Grant, a longtime Musqueam band councillor, cultural leader, and executive director of the First Nations Summit, was born to a Chinese father and a Musqueam mother on Musqueam traditional territory, British Columbia. Before Chinese women came to Canada, it was common for Chinese men to join First Nations villages and to marry into local families. Such was the story for Grant’s family. A representative for the Musqueam band, Howard has maintained a connection with his ancestors and his band, and is working in order to promote Musqueam and First Nations culture and to educate others on their identity, language, and way of life. Recently Howard has been involved with a partnership with the Musqueam Cultural Centre, Museum of Vancouver, and Museum of Anthropology to curate an exhibition on the c’əsna?em village in order to remember “the city before the city”. Howard is happy to join the PCHC-MoM Board to help share the Musqueam narratives as the hosts for the first Pacific migrants to Canada.

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