The announcement took place at the UBC First Nations Longhouse and was live streamed. The archive of that announcement is now available below here, or on UBC’s Facebook page.
The Centre, which will be located in the heart of the UBC Point Grey campus, which itself is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Musqueam people, will be a place for former students and survivors to access their school records and other historical material, as well as be a place to discuss their experiences, including the history, effects and implications of the Indian residential school system.
The Centre will be affiliated with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University of Manitoba.
Additionally, it will provide public information, including historical information, to UBC students and others elsewhere, including visitors to the Centre and online, as part of addressing knowledge gaps regarding this part of Canada’s history, with the expectation this will contribute to more productive conversations between Indigenous peoples and others.
It will also be a place for the development of advance curricular and digital materials for classes at UBC and elsewhere, including K-12 classrooms.
Lastly, it will serve as a place for formal conversations on a host of issues pertinent to Indigenous peoples.
For more information, please visit: Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
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