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Daniel Heath Justice

A message from Dr. Daniel Heath Justice, New First Nations Studies Program Chair

The UBC First Nations Studies Program is excited to introduce Dr. Daniel Heath Justice as Chair of the First Nations Studies Program. Here is a message from Daniel…

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.

Candace Galla

Traditional dancing connects researcher to her language

Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.

Remembering Elder Rose Point

All of us at the First Nations House of Learning were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Elder Rose Point. Rose was an inspiration to generations and will not be forgotten by those of us who have been touched by her kindness, strength, and wisdom. Our hearts go out to the Point family during this time.

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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