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Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light

From musician, poet, and playwright Joy Harjo (Mvskoke) comes a deeply compelling journey of struggle, displacement, self-discovery, and healing…

Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo at the Chan Centre

Joy Harjo, internationally-known poet, performer, writer, and saxophone player of the Mvskoke/Creek Nation, will be performing at the Chan Centre in an event called “We Were There When Jazz Was Invented.”

Jodaiko Drum Group

Intercultural Learning: Taiko Drum Workshop at the Longhouse

The Jodaiko Taiko drum group with be back at the First Nations Longhouse on January 31st for an intercultural learning opportunity. The two-hour workshop will feature Taiko and First Nations drumming and culminate in a final showcase performance…

Indigenous Theatre production

New Play by MFA Design Student Blends Aboriginal Creation Stories

Combining oral tradition with theatre, this MFA Thesis Design project by Aboriginal student Vanessa Imeson blends several Aboriginal Canadian creation stories. The quirky cast of characters are brought to life with fantastical large scale puppets enlivened by an ensemble cast comprised of professional and student actors. Photo by Nancii Bernard.

Musqueam Jim Kew and Stephen Toope

A Powerful Musqueam Welcome to UBC

On November 3rd, UBC opened the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the most sustainable building in North America. Kwes Kwestin (Jim Kew), Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, spoke to attendees at the opening celebration on behalf of Musqueam. Read his full remarks.

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