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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 […]

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A Conversation with Stephen Toope

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player On June 16th, 2014, shortly before the end of his term as president of UBC, Stephen Toope met with First Nations House of Learning director Linc Kesler for a conversation about his years as president, and about the Aboriginal Strategic Plan and other initiatives he so strongly […]

Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program trainees with MOA staff: (left to right) Roger Patrick, Lake Babine Nation; Michelle George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Nadine Hafner, UBCIC; Marvin Williams, Lake Babine Nation; Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation; Gerry Lawson, MOA; Ryan Dennis, Tahltan Central Council; Bobbie Hembree, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Alissa Cherry, UBCIC; Judy Thompson, Tahltan Central Council; Pauline Hawkins, Tahltan Central Council; Ann Stevenson, MOA; Aaron Leon, 	Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre Society
UBC Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Photo by Michael Wynne

Indigenous language and cultural knowledge preservation one byte at a time: UBC partners work with BC First Nations to enable digitization of valuable recordings

June 20, 2014 – The prospect of First Nations in this province preserving and revitalizing their languages and cultures, including teaching their histories, and in some cases pressing their land claims, is being aided by a unique pilot program led by UBC Library’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and the Museum of Anthropology. This past […]

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, member of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient
First Nations House of Learning, Photo by Don Erhardt

FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Keynote Address – Dr. Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient gave the following keynote address at the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration at the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall on May 24, 2014 (read more here). First of all, I want to recognize the Musqueam people whose land we’re […]

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