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Video Record: Chief Roger William Speaks at UBC Longhouse

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, […]

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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Musqueam welcomes President Gupta on his first day

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 […]

UBC Aboriginal graduates at the First Nations House of Learning graduation celebration held May 24, 2014
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FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Highlights

May 30, 2014 – On Saturday, May 24, 33 out of at least 139 UBC Aboriginal graduates from the 2013/14 year, including Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient, walked through the graduation door at the First Nations Longhouse. This ceremonial event saw them formally […]

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UBC Mourns Passing of Former Musqueam Chief Ernie Campbell

Ernie Campbell, for many years elected chief of the Musqueam Indian Band, passed away recently. Beloved by the students who rode his school bus every day and a respected leader, he will be missed.

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Longhouse Anniversary Celebration

On April 19, 2013, university leaders, faculty, staff, students, and other guests came together to celebrate this history and to recognize the Directors, staff, faculty, students, community members and artists who have made lasting contributions over the past 25 years.

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