By Thane Bonar on May 31, 2012
UBC Professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot was in Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux reservation) in South Dakota this month to provide written and oral testimony to Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
By Sarah Ling on April 27, 2012
Elder Larry Grant, our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, is well-known and much appreciated for welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam (hyperlink to Musqueam website), hən’q’əmin’əm’-speaking people…
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 Thane Bonar on April 5, 2012
The UBC Faculty of Land and Food Systems has partnered with the Ustlahn’s Social Society to offer a new community-based experiential learning (CBEL) field course. The course will facilitate training in interdisciplinary and interprofessional CBEL to students interested in working with Aboriginal people through a community-centered experience.
By Thane Bonar on March 4, 2012
In 1997, the Supreme Court of Canada’s Delgamuukw decision determined that oral traditions must be placed “on an equal footing with the types of historical evidence that courts are familiar with” in Aboriginal land claims court proceedings. But how has oral history been used in the courts since that potentially ground-breaking ruling?