UBC Professor Testifies to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

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.

Elder Larry Grant

Elder Larry Grant Featured by UBC Chinese Canadian Stories Project

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…

Children teaching parents about Aboriginal culture: UBC study

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…

New Food Security Course Features Community-Based Experiential Learning

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.

Aboriginal Oral Histories in the Courtroom

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?

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