By First Nations Studies Program on March 28, 2013
This year’s group of First Nations Studies Program Practicum Student Researchers will be presenting their Practicum Projects in the Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall on Monday, April 8th.
By Heather Amos on July 17, 2012
Candace Kaleimamoowahinekapu Galla’s emails begin with Aloha and end with na’u—literally meaning ‘mine’ or equivalent to ‘yours’ in Hawaiian—or Mahalo—thank you. “It’s about finding spaces to use the language,” says Galla, who studies indigenous language revitalization in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at UBC’s Faculty of Education.
By Thane Bonar on May 31, 2012
UBC Professor Dr. Sheryl Lightfoot was in Sicangu Lakota Oyate (Rosebud Sioux reservation) in South Dakota this month to provide written and oral testimony to Professor James Anaya, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
By Sarah Ling on April 27, 2012
Elder Larry Grant, our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning, is well-known and much appreciated for welcoming students, faculty, staff, and guests to the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Musqueam (hyperlink to Musqueam website), hən’q’əmin’əm’-speaking people…
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…
By Xelsilem Rivers on March 1, 2012
I am an indigenous person who is extremely passionate about cultural resurgence in my community, about decolonizing, and reclaiming our old ways. My chosen path has identified my ancestral languages as one of the areas where I can help my people…
By UBC Nursing on June 2, 2011
Helen Brown and Gladys McPherson, Assistant Professors in the UBC School of Nursing, had two previous projects funded by the Vancouver Foundation, so they set their sights on developing a competitive proposal for a new community-based health action project…
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]