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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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.