By Heather Amos, UBC Public Affairs on April 25, 2012
In a unique role reversal, children in literacy programs for indigenous families are learning about Aboriginal culture and language and teaching it to their parents – many of whom are missing this knowledge because of Canada’s history of residential schools and child welfare removal policies…
By Basil Waugh, UBC Public Affairs on April 23, 2012
An innovative UBC Graduate School of Journalism project provides a hard-hitting look into efforts by Aboriginal communities to address such major health and social issues as suicide, sexual abuse, diabetes and the survival of traditional languages…
By Thane Bonar on April 20, 2012
On May 5th and 6th the second annual Global Indigenous Conference will take place at the UBC First Nations . This year’s theme is “Uniting Nations, Taking Action: Aboriginal Perspectives on Sustainability, Development, and Cultural Determination.” The conference will take place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation.
By Christina Gray on April 14, 2012
On March 20th, a group of about 70 faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends gathered in front of Allard Hall for a ceremonial affair to honour the newly raised First Nations Musqueam house post…
By Thane Bonar on April 13, 2012
UBC Librarian Ingrid Parent is currently serving as President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and in that role she is holding her first Presidential Meeting here at the UBC Vancouver campus. The theme of the meeting is “Indigenous Knowledges: Local Priorities, Global Contexts”.