“Changing the Lens” is a UBC theatre project exploring cultural identity that is developing an exploration of Indian Residential School history. Would you like to get involved? Contact email@example.com
Join us on September 26th, 2013 for Rising UP! Celebrating Indigenous Youth Arts and Performance. Taking place just one week after the historic Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Vancouver, this concert will showcase some of the best Indigenous music, art, performance, and dance in the lower mainland. Come out and celebrate cultural revitalization, innovation, and […]
From irsi.aboriginal.ubc.ca: “The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada was established to gather testimony on survivors’ experiences of the Indian Residential Schools. From the 18th to the 21st of September 2013, the Commission will be conducting the last of its west coast National Events in Vancouver. UBC has taken the extraordinary step of suspending classes […]
On Sept. 18, CTLT and other UBC units will be hosting a full day of programming at the UBC Longhouse. You are encouraged to drop by for however long you are able to and participate with other members of the university who will be on campus that day. 9:00-10:00am (PNE broadcast) Welcome to the […]
In this first year English class, concentrated on Canadian Literature, the students will be studying the history of the Indian Act, the role of residential schools in the Canadian education system, and ways poets, fiction writers, playwrights, and artists have responded to the long history of legislated racism in Canada. An early assignment for the […]
This fall, UBC professors may be looking for interesting ways to encourage their students to think about Indigenous rights. Inquiry is a hands-on exhibition that invites students to immerse themselves in the Berger Inquiry (1974-77). Over three years, a few dozen Dene and Inuvialiut young people, most of whom had just left residential schools, organized […]
In anticipation of the important conversations accompanying the Truth and Reconciliation Commission events at UBC, the First Nations Studies Program, in partnership with the Liu Institute, will hold a teach-in on engaging reconciliation in the classroom on September 12th 10:00am -1:00pm. Featuring Indigenous and allied faculty, this event will provide participants with helpful critical perspectives […]
Working with Residential School history can be very stressful. If you encounter distress, resources are available. Please click here to learn more or call 1-866-925-4419 to access the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line.