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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 […]

One Mind, One Heart Exhibit at MOA

One Mind, One Heart is the response of the Heiltsuk Nation to the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline and to oil tanker traffic in their territories. The exhibit features the ancestral guardian ’Yágis swallowing an oil tanker trespassing in Heiltsuk waters.

Melanie Alvarez at the UBC First Nations Longhouse.

Cultural Barriers Crunched by Numbers

When Melania Alvarez’s son was placed in a lower-level math class in junior high school, she was caught off guard. The Mexican-born mathematician, then working in Wisconsin, knew that Rodrigo had an aptitude for math.

18 arrested for murder of Indigenous leader in Brazil following UBC journalism investigation

Days after a reporting project by University of British Columbia journalism students ran in The New York Times, Brazilian authorities began arresting suspects in the murder of indigenous leader Nisio Gomes.

Bruce Miller

UBC Anthropologists Help Return Iconic Rock Art to B.C. First Nation

A massive piece of Aboriginal rock art, transported across the province nearly a century ago to reside in Vancouver, is finally heading home. Adorned with carvings which may predate the arrival of Europeans in B.C., the rock art, or petroglyph, was a mainstay in Stanley Park’s collection of Northwest Coast artifacts, and more recently, resided at the Museum of Vancouver…

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