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Workshop in Indigenous Language and Public Art

Workshop in Indigenous Language and Public Art

November 14, 2014 – You are invited to join artist Tania Willard in a discussion of her recent project Rule of the Trees a public art project for Translink. Participants will be invited to share in conversation/ideas and translations of words for land in indigenous and other languages of origin. The project conceptually links our […]

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement – is a province-wide, inter-institutional, peer-support/faculty-mentoring educational program. The program supports Aboriginal students to make significant educational and social change using research, Indigenous knowledge, and community oriented approaches. Non-Aboriginal graduate students engaged in Indigenous research are also encouraged to participate in SAGE. SAGE Goals are to: • Increase the […]

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement

SAGE – Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement – is a province-wide, inter-institutional, peer-support/faculty-mentoring educational program. The program supports Aboriginal students to make significant educational and social change using research, Indigenous knowledge, and community oriented approaches. Non-Aboriginal graduate students engaged in Indigenous research are also encouraged to participate in SAGE. SAGE Goals: Increase the numbers of PhD/EdD […]

Jessica Boon is one of 17 UBC students receiving a tuition waiver. Photo: Don
Erhardt.

Overcoming the past, seeing a new future

A tuition waiver is opening up a whole world of fresh possibilities for current and former youth in care When Jess Boon first found out that UBC was offering tuition waivers to current and former youth in care, she was filled with emotion. “I remember just sitting in front of my computer crying tears of […]

Video Record: Chief Roger William speaks at UBC Longhouse

Video Record: Chief Roger William speaks at UBC Longhouse

On September 18, Chief Roger William of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation, vice-chair of the Tsilhqot’in National Government, spoke in two sessions at the UBC First Nations Longhouse. For more than twenty years, Chief William and his community pursued court actions to protect Tsilhqot’in traditional lands from development initiatives, including the New Prosperity Mine project, […]

Incoming UBC President Prof. Arvind Gupta, pictured here with Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe (Ti' te-in) and First Nations House of Learning Director, Linc Kesler, was blanketed and given an eagle down ceremonial blessing and welcome at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on July 2, 2014.
University of British Columbia, Photo by Martin Dee

Musqueam welcomes President Gupta on his first day

July 3, 2014 – Incoming UBC president Arvind Gupta was ceremoniously welcomed and honored by coastal First Nation ambassadors at the UBC First Nations Longhouse’s Sty-Wet-Tan Hall. The ceremony was led by Musqueam Elder Shane Pointe, UBC honorary degree recipient and Hereditary Chief Robert Joseph of the Gwawaʼenux̱w First Nation, and UBC artist-in-residence and Hereditary […]

A Conversation with Stephen Toope

A Conversation with Stephen Toope

Video Platform Video Management Video Solutions Video Player On June 16th, 2014, shortly before the end of his term as president of UBC, Stephen Toope met with First Nations House of Learning director Linc Kesler for a conversation about his years as president, and about the Aboriginal Strategic Plan and other initiatives he so strongly […]

Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program trainees with MOA staff: (left to right) Roger Patrick, Lake Babine Nation; Michelle George, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Nadine Hafner, UBCIC; Marvin Williams, Lake Babine Nation; Andrew Bak, Tsawwassen First Nation; Gerry Lawson, MOA; Ryan Dennis, Tahltan Central Council; Bobbie Hembree, Tsleil-Waututh Nation; Alissa Cherry, UBCIC; Judy Thompson, Tahltan Central Council; Pauline Hawkins, Tahltan Central Council; Ann Stevenson, MOA; Aaron Leon, 	Splatsin Tsm7aksaltn Teaching Centre Society
UBC Irving K Barber Learning Centre, Photo by Michael Wynne

Indigenous language and cultural knowledge preservation one byte at a time

UBC partners work with BC First Nations to enable digitization of valuable recordings June 20, 2014 – The prospect of First Nations in this province preserving and revitalizing their languages and cultures, including teaching their histories, and in some cases pressing their land claims, is being aided by a unique pilot program led by UBC […]

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, member of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient
First Nations House of Learning, Photo by Don Erhardt

FNHL Graduation Celebration Spring 2014 Keynote Address – Dr. Dempsey Bob

Dempsey Bob, acclaimed Tahltan-Tlingit artist, Officer of the Order of Canada, and recent UBC honorary degree recipient gave the following keynote address at the First Nations House of Learning Graduation Celebration at the Sty-Wet-Tan Hall on May 24, 2014 (read more here). * * * * First of all, I want to recognize the Musqueam […]

UBC Aboriginal graduates at the First Nations House of Learning graduation celebration held May 24, 2014
First Nations House of Learning, Photo by K. Ward

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 […]