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Verna Kirkness

Verna Kirkness: Recalling the birth of the Ts”kel Program

When I recently learned about UBC’s new Master of Education in Indigenous Education I was delighted, as it brought back fond memories from 38 years ago (1984) when First Nations students were provided their first opportunity to pursue a Master of Education with First Nations content. As it happened, NITEP graduate, Sharon Mack, who was […]

UBC Indigenous Graduation Celebration Fall 2019

Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2022

On Saturday, May 28th, the First Nations House of Learning hosted a graduation celebration event at the First Nations Longhouse to honour 60 participating Indigenous graduates from the Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 classes, from a combined total of 260 Indigenous graduates at UBC Vancouver. The event saw Indigenous students walking through the Longhouse’s ceremonial […]