Research

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?

Indigi-Digitization

I am an indigenous person who is extremely passionate about cultural resurgence in my community, about decolonizing, and reclaiming our old ways. My chosen path has identified my ancestral languages as one of the areas where I can help my people…

mural

Mural Created out of PhD Candidate’s Work with First Nations Youth Displayed at Green College

Jennifer Wolowic, PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program at UBC, collaborated with sumaxs (the Sma’algyx word for young people) in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, for four years and created thousands of images of First Nations youth and their families.

First Nations Community Health

UBC Nursing – Community Based Health

Helen Brown and Gladys McPherson, Assistant Professors in the UBC School of Nursing, had two previous projects funded by the Vancouver Foundation, so they set their sights on developing a competitive proposal for a new community-based health action project…

UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film

Dr. Sandercock has worked in the field of planning for over thirty years and in 2007 was invited by the Cheslatta and Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) Carrier Bands to explore the issues of community development and cultural division. [Video]

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