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Indigenous Theatre production

New Play by MFA Design Student Blends Aboriginal Creation Stories

Combining oral tradition with theatre, this MFA Thesis Design project by Aboriginal student Vanessa Imeson blends several Aboriginal Canadian creation stories. The quirky cast of characters are brought to life with fantastical large scale puppets enlivened by an ensemble cast comprised of professional and student actors. Photo by Nancii Bernard.

Musqueam Jim Kew and Stephen Toope

A Powerful Musqueam Welcome to UBC

On November 3rd, UBC opened the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), the most sustainable building in North America. Kwes Kwestin (Jim Kew), Cultural Representative for the Musqueam Indian Band, spoke to attendees at the opening celebration on behalf of Musqueam. Read his full remarks.

Indian Residential School Dialogue Chief Bobby Joseph

Aboriginal Leaders, UBC Scholars Gather for Dialogue on Indian Residential Schools

The First Nations House of Learning welcomed nearly 200 senior university administrators, national Aboriginal leaders, faculty members, and residential school survivors on November 1st for a dialogue on the history and legacy of the Indian residential schools and the role that contemporary educational institutions can play in addressing them.

First Nations alum Maija Tailfeathers

Recent Graduate’s Film Accepted into International Film Festivals

Recent UBC Graduate Elle-Maija Tailfeathers’ film “Bloodland” is being screened at film festivals around the world, starting with the Vancouver International Film Festival this fall.

First Nations Metis and Inuit University student orientation

New Aboriginal Student Orientation Offered at UBC

From August 15- 31st 2011, nine new-to-UBC Aboriginal students took part in the Jump Start orientation program. Traditionally a program for international students, 2011 was the first year that an Aboriginal cohort was included alongside international students.

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