Feature Story: Reconciliation Pole
Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre now under construction . . .
Musqueam Welcome by sʔəyəɬəq (Larry Grant)
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. At UBC events, it is common to acknowledge Musqueam territory.
Why do we acknowledge Musqueam territory?
Please see the welcome from Musqueam elder sʔəyəɬəq (Larry Grant), above here, or on the Musqueam Affiliation page where you will also find FHNL director Linc Kesler’s explanation. You might also want to visit the UBC Aboriginal Centennial Page for a look at our history. UBC’s Okanagan campus is located on the territory of the Okanagan Nation. Visit the UBC-O Aboriginal Programs and Services site to learn about initiatives and opportunities at the Okanagan campus.
Reconciliation Pole Update
Reconciliation Pole, to be raised at UBC on the unceded ancestral territory of the Musqueam people, is designed and carved under the direction of Haida master carver and Hereditary Chief, 7idansuu (James Hart). The pole will be installed in the spring of 2017 during a Haida pole-raising ceremony . . .
Restored Haida Canoe at UBC
The Looplex X, one of four fibreglass replicas of Bill Reid’s famous cedar Lootas canoe, has now been restored and installed in the Forest Science Centre. The restoration has been a collaborative effort . . .
Archive of Live Broadcast: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Announcement
On Monday, September 12th, UBC president Santa Ono announced the beginning of construction of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC. The announcement took place at the UBC First Nations Longhouse and was streamed live. The archive video of this announcement is now available for your viewing here as well as on UBC’s Facebook page.
A Little Knowledge . . .
A little knowledge can be a dangerous thing, but, when students enter university with very little knowledge of Aboriginal people, history, and circumstances, sometimes even a little knowledge can make a real difference. Watch Maryel Sparks-Cardinal’s short video . . .