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Indigenous Graduation Celebration 2019

Return here on Saturday, May 25th, 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, to view a live webcast of the First Nation House of Learning’s annual Indigenous graduation celebration, where participating Indigenous students will be recognized and honoured by families, friends and supporters for their academic achievements.  

Open Letter: Reconciliation Pole vandalized on eve of second anniversary

April 1, 2019 – Today is the second anniversary of the installation of the Reconciliation Pole, carved by 7idansuu (Edenshaw), James Hart, Haida Hereditary Chief and Master Carver. On this day two years ago, as many may recall, the event began with dark clouds overhead but then ended under a clear blue sky as the […]

Musqueam flag raised at UBC

February 25, 2019 – The flag of the Musqueam Indian Band was permanently raised on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus today, thus formally signifying the university’s recognition of the Musqueam in whose traditional, ancestral and unceded lands the university is located. It joins the provincial and UBC flags in the SUB North Plaza. […]

Helping to preserve a language 1,200 kilometres from home

January 17, 2019 – “My name is Gawagani. I come from the house of Gamlaxyeltxw.” Gawagani, or Vincent Gogag, is 1,200 kilometres from home, and has just finished speaking the Gitksan language for a group of students on a Wednesday afternoon. This is part of Gogag’s role as a language consultant with the University of […]

AMS apologizes to Indigenous peoples

November 6, 2018 – Last month, UBC Alma Mater Society President Marium Hamid delivered an apology to Indigenous peoples during a meeting with Indigenous students at the First Nations Longhouse. AMS expressed on behalf of 56,000 current undergraduate and graduate students of the University of British Columbia its “profound regret” for not making “serious efforts […]

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