Many people think of Vancouver as a "new" city. But long before the gleaming towers, the industry and the traffic was another thriving community called "cesna?em."

This ancient Musqueam village is the focus of a new exhibition at the Museum of Vancouver called c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city.

Jordan Wilson is one of the co-curators of the exhibition, which launched on Jan. 22, and a Musqueam community member.

He spoke to Gloria Macarenko on Our Vancouver.

Watch the video: Rediscovering our Musqueam past.