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Welcome to the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal Portal

UBC’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional and ancestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) people. Please see the welcome from Musqueam elder Larry Grant (above), and visit the Musqueam Affiliation page to learn more. UBC’s Okanagan campus is located on the territory of the Okanagan Nation. Visit the Aboriginal Programs and Services site to learn about initiatives and opportunities at the Okanagan campus.


Aboriginal Strategic Plan Five-Year Implementation Report

In the summer of 2014 the UBC First Nations House of Learning in conjunction with other units produced the 2014 Implementation Report on the Aboriginal Strategic Plan for the Vancouver campus. This report provides specific information on the period since the 2012 report, but also an overview of progress during the first five years of the plan.

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Redeeming CEP Personal Credits for Education at UBC

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Update: November 21 – The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) announced yesterday that a court order has been granted on interim relief which will allow former students of Indian residential schools to submit their applications for personal credits for education programs until a final decision is made on a deadline extension. For more information, go […]

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Workshop in Indigenous Language and Public Art

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November 14, 2014 – You are invited to join artist Tania Willard in a discussion of her recent project Rule of the Trees a public art project for Translink. Participants will be invited to share in conversation/ideas and translations of words for land in indigenous and other languages of origin. The project conceptually links our […]

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Overcoming the past, seeing a new future

Jessica Boon is one of 17 UBC students receiving a tuition waiver. Photo: Don
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A tuition waiver is opening up a whole world of fresh possibilities for current and former youth in care When Jess Boon first found out that UBC was offering tuition waivers to current and former youth in care, she was filled with emotion. “I remember just sitting in front of my computer crying tears of […]

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Video Record: Chief Roger William Speaks at UBC Longhouse

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On September 18, Chief Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, vice-chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government, spoke in two sessions at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. For more than twenty years, Chief William and his community pursued court actions to protect Tsilhqot’in traditional lands from development initiatives, including the New Prosperity Mine project, […]

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Musqueam welcomes President Gupta on his first day

Incoming UBC President Prof. Arvind Gupta, pictured here with Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti' te-in) and First Nations House of Learning Director, Linc Kesler, was blanketed and given an eagle down ceremonial blessing and welcome at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on July 2, 2014.
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July 3, 2014 – Incoming UBC president Arvind Gupta was ceremoniously welcomed and honored by coastal First Nation ambassadors at the UBC First Nations Longhouse’s Sty-Wet-Tan Hall. The ceremony was led by Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe, UBC honorary degree recipient and Hereditary Chief Robert Joseph of the Gwawaʼenux̱w First Nation, and UBC artist-in-residence and Hereditary […]

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