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One byte at a time: Indigenous language and cultural knowledge preservation

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 […]

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 […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Highlights

May 30, 2014 – On Saturday, May 24, 33 out of at least 139 UBC Aboriginal graduates from the 2013/14 year, including Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient, walked through the graduation door at the First Nations Longhouse. This ceremonial event saw them formally […]

First Nations House of Learning Director Linc Kesler UBC

Dr. Linc Kesler reappointed as FNHL Director and Senior Advisor to UBC President on Aboriginal Affairs

May 26, 2014 – In April, Dr. Kesler accepted the university’s offer to extend his term as Director of the First Nations House of Learning and Senior Advisor to the UBC President on Aboriginal Affairs, positions he has held since January 2009, to December 31, 2018. In a letter to the UBC community announcing the […]

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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