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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
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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 […]

Musqueam leaders, the late Delbert Guerin Sr., left, and the late Ernie Campbell, presided at the “Victory Through Honour” pole re-dedication ceremony at UBC, 2004.
University of British Columbia Archives, Photo by Martin Dee (UBC 125.1/019)

UBC remembers and honours Musqueam Elder Delbert Guerin Sr.

May 15, 2014 – The UBC Longhouse community greets the recent news of the death of Musqueam Elder Delbert Guerin Sr. with sadness and expresses its condolences to the Guerin family and the Musqueam Nation. Delbert Guerin was a former chief of the Musqueam Indian Band and a leader recognized internationally for his contributions to […]

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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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CSI: Cedar Science Investigators

To unlock the secrets of B.C.’s past, Lori Daniels and her lab look deep inside some of the province’s longest living inhabitants – old growth trees. “We call ourselves CSI detectives … the Cedar Science Investigators,” said Daniels, a professor in the Faculty of Forestry who studies tree rings. Tree rings can tell you a […]

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Two Professors Recognized by First Nations Community

Two UBC Forestry professors were honoured by Keyoh holders at a “Dené ilhuna hooz leh” event in Fort St. James, BC on July 1st 2013. Professors John Nelson and Gary Bull are being recognized for partnering with the Maiyoo Keyoh Society to deliver a course on sustainable forest management. In the course, students work with […]

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