By Thane Bonar on March 4, 2012
In 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada’s Delgamuukw decision determined that oral traditions must be placed “on an equal footing with the types of historical evidence that courts are familiar with” in Aboriginal land claims court proceedings. But how has oral history been used in the courts since that potentially ground-breaking ruling?
By Thane Bonar on February 27, 2012
The Rogers Multicultural Film Production Project at UBC presents: A series of FREE public events with Governor General’s Award recipient Alanis Obomsawin, one of Canada’s most distinguished documentary filmmakers.
By Thane Bonar on February 22, 2012
More than 300 Aboriginal high school students will become “UBC students for a day” when the 19th Annual National Aboriginal Achievement Awards come to Vancouver this week….
By Thane Bonar on January 31, 2012
Recent research indicates that how people learn about historical injustices and human rights violations is as important as learning the truth about what happened. Although Indian residential schools existed for well over a century in Canada, most Canadians say they know little or nothing about them…
By Thane Bonar on January 27, 2012
This is your last chance to see Longhouse Artist in Residence Joy Harjo perform. Join us in Sty-Wet-Tan Hall of the UBC First Nations Longhouse for a night of music and storytelling…