By UBC Public Affairs on July 20, 2012
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.
By Heather Amos on July 17, 2012
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.
By Thane Bonar on July 5, 2012
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.
By Basil Waugh on June 11, 2012
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…
By Lesley Campbell on June 5, 2012
The Native Youth Program (NYP) at the UBC Museum of Anthropology has an exciting summer employment opportunity for Aboriginal secondary school students.