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UBC Aboriginal graduates at the First Nations House of Learning graduation celebration held May 24, 2014
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FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Highlights

May 30, 2014 – On Saturday, May 24, 33 out of at least 139 UBC Aboriginal graduates from the 2013/14 year, including Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient, walked through the graduation door at the First Nations Longhouse. This ceremonial event saw them formally […]

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UBC Journalism School’s Indigenous Reporting news series released

April 24, 2014 – The UBC Journalism School’s Reporting in Indigenous Communities course recently finished this year’s news series, Smən’e:m: Stories of Youth. The stories can be found on the Indigenous Reporting and CBC News Aboriginal websites. The course, which is offered through the UBC Graduate School of Journalism, is the only journalism course in […]

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UBC Aboriginal students scoop up financial awards

December 10, 2013 – The Irving K. Barber British Columbia Scholarship Society has provided a variety of financial awards to 68 UBC Aboriginal students to support their studies. Overall, this year the Society issued 265 awards to Aboriginal post-secondary students across the province, totaling $813,000. The Society’s 2013 B.C. Aboriginal Student Awards, announced in late […]

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Boracay Island, Home of the Atis and their Struggle for Land

Chaya Go is a UBC Anthropology student and works for the Assisi Development Foundation, Inc., a private non-profit organization in the Philippines which proudly supports the Ati community of Boracay Island in various development projects.

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Celebrating Diversity through Theatre

“Among Aboriginal people, there is a prophecy known as the Eighth Fire,” says Vanessa Imeson, a fine arts student and recipient of UBC’s Aboriginal Fellowship Award, “it explains how different cultures must come together and impact each other in a positive way instead of fighting. The more we know each other, the better off we are.”

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