By Thane Bonar on March 5, 2013
Each of us at the First Nations House of Learning was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our elder, the Honourable Alfred J. Scow. Alfred has made a lasting contribution to the University and Canada. He is an inspiration to all of us.
By Thane Bonar on January 24, 2013
The UBC First Nations House of Learning is hosting an Idle No More Teach-in on Friday, February 1st in Sty-Wet-Tan, the great hall of the First Nations Longhouse.
By Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice on January 18, 2013
Indigenous literary criticism has, to date, focused on human stories, histories, and politics, which is understandable given the catastrophic impacts of colonialism. Yet many of those impacts resulted from colonial efforts to undermine self-determination through attacks on the interspecies relationships central to Indigenous economies and worldviews.
By Glen Coulthard on January 7, 2013
Dr. Glen Coulthard, a member of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation and an assistant professor in the UBC First Nations Studies Program and the Department of Political Science, has written a short analysis of the historical context that led to the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) in an effort to get a better understanding of the transformative political possibilities in the present moment.
By Thane Bonar on January 2, 2013
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.