Children teaching parents about Aboriginal culture: UBC study
By Heather Amos, UBC Public Affairs on April 25, 2012
In a unique role reversal, children in literacy programs for indigenous families are learning about Aboriginal culture and language and teaching it to their parents – many of whom are missing this knowledge because of Canada’s history of residential schools and child welfare removal policies…
UBC Professor Works with Community to Create Cross-Cultural Dialogue through Film
By Elle-Maija Tailfeathers and Thane Bonar on March 1, 2011
Dr. Sandercock has worked in the field of planning for over thirty years and in 2007 was invited by the Cheslatta and Ts’il Kaz Koh (Burns Lake) Carrier Bands to explore the issues of community development and cultural division. [Video]
Prof. Dave Close Identifies Evolutionary Link
By Linc Kesler on January 29, 2011
Dr Dave Close began thinking about lamprey because it was a declining traditional food stock for his community, the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. But recently, his work on steroid stress indicators, identified an important link in evolutionary history.
Safeguarding the Keys to Knowledge
By Bud Mortenson on January 28, 2010
If indigenous languages disappear so, too, will invaluable knowledge about our environment and sustainable ways of life, warns Lester-Irrabina Rigney…
Connecting Traditional Knowledge and Fisheries Science
By Karrmen Crey on December 4, 2009
The First Nations House of Learning welcomes Dr. David Close from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation in northeast Oregon. He will serve as the Distinguished Science Professor of Aboriginal Fisheries in Fisheries and Zoology.