Program

New Course: Ecology, Technology, Indigeneity and Learning

New Course: Ecology, Technology, Indigeneity and Learning

Students will be introduced to the voices of Indigenous Peoples and other marginalized peoples impacted by neoliberalism and global economics who share their struggles for survival, cultural regeneration and protection/reclamation of their lands, as well as their vibrant and rich technological ecoliteracies…

New Course: Living Our Indigenous Languages Through Performative Arts

New Course: Living Our Indigenous Languages Through Performative Arts

Indigenous peoples throughout their lifetime often reside in many geographical areas that are not their traditional homeland or territory, due to many reasons. However, in such a globalized world, the application of multimedia technology provides for immediate access and connection to linguistic and cultural knowledge…

Greetings from NITEP Director Jo-Ann Archibald

Greetings from NITEP Director Jo-Ann Archibald

Greetings! I am from the Sto:lo – River People and the Xaxli’p First Nation (Lillooet). On September 1, 2011, I returned to NITEP as its Director. I also began my second term as Associate Dean for Indigenous Education in the UBC Faculty of Education. My journey with NITEP began in 1981…

UBC Launches New Indigenous Community Planning Masters Program

UBC Launches New Indigenous Community Planning Masters Program

Providing indigenous communities greater knowledge, skills and capacity to plan their economic and community future will be the focus of a new masters program at the University of British Columbia…

A Chance to Work with Canada’s Most Distinguished Aboriginal Filmmaker

A Chance to Work with Canada’s Most Distinguished Aboriginal Filmmaker

Students enrolled in FIPR 469A this spring will have the rare opportunity to work with Canada’s most distinguished Aboriginal filmmaker, Alanis Obomsawin….

Duncan McCue

UBC launches ‘groundbreaking’ Aboriginal journalism course

Scholars and First Nations leaders are heralding a new course at the University of British Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism as a “groundbreaking” initiative in journalism education that promises to build stronger relationships between media and Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia.

UBC Welcomes Dwayne Beaver & Lorne Cardinal to the Film Production Program

UBC Welcomes Dwayne Beaver & Lorne Cardinal to the Film Production Program

This year, a new course is being offered with a special focus on First Nations Topics taught by Dwayne Beaver along with artist in residence, Lorne Cardinal… [video]

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Learning about Aboriginal Health, Straight from the Source

Chief Wayne Christian of the Splats’in First Nation shows an old photograph of Aboriginal children to a group of UBC graduate students. It’s not a happy scene. The kids are standing in the back of a cattle truck, about to be carried off to one of the residential schools Canada once used to forcibly assimilate Aboriginal youths.

Lyana Patrick, Education Coordinator, Division of Aboriginal Peoples Health

Aboriginal Health Education for Students

The Division of Aboriginal Peoples Health began in 2001 with the intent to increase the number of Indigenous physicians, to support Indigenous students and residents, as well as to educate and support non-Indigenous physicians working in communities.

Drs. Jo-ann Archibald and David Suzuki at the "Teaching Environmental Sustainability" gathering held on March 5, 2009. The Faculty of Education's Community of Inquiry for Teacher Education (CITE) and the Indigenous Education Institute of Canada sponsored this special guest lecture by Dr. Suzuki. Photo by William G. Lindsay.

Indigenous Education in the UBC Faculty of Education

Greetings from the Faculty of Education! I am pleased to present highlights from the 2008/09 academic year and to tell you about some of our plans for the 2009/10 academic year. Faculty We welcome two  new Indigenous faculty members: Drs. Mark Aquash and Tracy Friedel.  Dr. Mark Aquash is from Walpole Isladn First Nation in […]