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Rima Wilkes

Why Reconciliation Matters

Rima Wilkes on the tragedy of Indian residential schools and the importance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s National Event in Vancouver Two years ago, Associate Prof. of Sociology Rima Wilkes listened to the testimony of Indian residential school survivors at an event organized by UBC’s First Nations House of Learning. The moving […]

“I Have to Tell My Story” Exploring Residential School History & Present-Day Impacts through Interactive Theatre

“I Have to Tell My Story” Exploring Residential School History & Present-Day Impacts through Interactive Theatre

I Have to Tell My Story is created and performed by Aboriginal Elders and youth and will be facilitated by David Diamond, Artistic and Managing Director, who will continue a process of handing over the facilitation to two of the Circles of Understanding workshop participants, Sam Bob and Susan Powell.

UBC Okanagan campus – The Road to Reconciliation:

UBC Okanagan campus – The Road to Reconciliation:

Aboriginal Programs and Services, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Indigenous Studies, and the Library have partnered to develop a series of events and programming that align with the goals and principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and that coincide with the last National Event in Vancouver.  In order to provide a wide-range […]

UBC Okanagan campus – Understanding Truth and Reconciliation:

UBC Okanagan campus – Understanding Truth and Reconciliation:

Aboriginal Programs and Services, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Indigenous Studies, and the Library have partnered to develop a series of events and programing that align with the goals and principles of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and that coincide with the last National Event in Vancouver. In order to provide a wide-range […]

Erica Baker is the coordinator for a student-directed seminar on reconciliation. Photo: Don Erhardt.

Confronting the past, looking to the future

A new seminar on the effects of Canada’s residential schools gives students a chance to contribute to something bigger than themselves Talking about Canada’s past with Indian residential schools – and how to move forward – can be a sensitive subject, but one Erica Baker refuses to shy away from. The UBC student is the […]

TRC Vancouver Program

TRC Vancouver Program

TRC program (pdf file)

NFB Workshop for Teachers

NFB Workshop for Teachers

  The National Film Board of Canada will be conducting an online workshop on October 17 for educators, “A Journey to Reconciliation: Understanding Canada’s Residential School System,” based on the film “We Were Children” by Tim Wolochatiuk. Click here to learn more. Click here to go to the film.

What is “Reconciliation”?  Justice Sinclair’s View

What is “Reconciliation”? Justice Sinclair’s View

Justice Murray Sinclair, Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, speaks . . . (Play video)

Cathy Busby
WE ARE SORRY, 2009

Installation view Laneway Commissions, Melbourne Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Peter Bennetts

Cathy Busby’s WE ARE SORRY 2013 at the UBC Koerner Library

As part of the exhibition Witnesses: Art and Canada’s Indian Residential Schools at the UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, artist Cathy Busby’s WE ARE SORRY 2013 is on view at the UBC Walter C. Koerner Library. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery and the Walter C. […]

What’s race got to do with it?

Where does race come into our work as anti-violence workers and support workers? Why should we care about race? Mainstream media and Canada’s ‘Multiculturalism’ policies tells us that we’re living in a ‘post-racial’ world; A world that is past the so-called race question. An alluring sentiment indeed, but one that is deeply flawed. Spreading the […]