January 3rd Idle No More Demonstration at UBC. Photo by Thane Bonar.

UBC First Nations House of Learning to Host Idle No More Teach-In

The UBC First Nations House of Learning is hosting an Idle No More Teach-in on Friday, February 1st in Sty-Wet-Tan, the great hall of the First Nations Longhouse.

Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholar Lecture Series: Dr Daniel Heath Justice

Indigenous literary criticism has, to date, focused on human stories, histories, and politics, which is understandable given the catastrophic impacts of colonialism. Yet many of those impacts resulted from colonial efforts to undermine self-determination through attacks on the interspecies relationships central to Indigenous economies and worldviews.

#IdleNoMore in Historical Context

Dr. Glen Coulthard, a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the UBC First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science, has written a short analysis of the historical context that led to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in an effort to get a better understanding of the transformative political possibilities in the present moment.

One Mind, One Heart Exhibit at MOA

One Mind, One Heart is the response of the Heiltsuk Nation to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and to oil tanker traffic in their territories. The exhibit features the ancestral guardian ’Yágis swallowing an oil tanker trespassing in Heiltsuk waters.

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

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