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Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health Gift Announcement

June 2, 2015 – The University of British Columbia celebrated two $1 million gifts — from Lindsay and Elizabeth Gordon, and from Rudy, Patricia, Caroline and Rory North — to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, on June 1, 2015. Inspirational address At the announcement, Ellie Parton, Kwakwaka’wakw, a third-year medical student at UBC, […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Webcast

May 28, 2015 – On Saturday, May 23rd, more than fifty of more than 200 Aboriginal grads gathered in the First Nations Longhouse on the Vancouver campus for the Aboriginal Grad ceremony. The event was streamed live to more than a hundred viewers unable to attend in person. You can now watch the record of […]

FNHL Graduation Celebration 2015 Highlights

May 28, 2015 – Last Saturday, the First Nations House of Learning hosted the largest Aboriginal student graduation celebration in the history of the UBC First Nations Longhouse, which opened in 1993. Fifty-one graduates participated, including honorary NITEP graduate, Musqueam Elder Larry Grant. This represented a quarter of the more than 200 Aboriginal students who […]

UBC journalism students learn about indigenous issues in Australia

April 16, 2015 – Students at the j-school learned first-hand what it’s like to work with indigenous peoples from around the world. Michelle Aleksandrovics Lovegrove, from the Ngarrindjeri Nation in South Australia, spent 10 days at the school this past February as one of this year’s Canwest Visiting Professors. Lovegrove is a radio producer for […]

John Ralston Saul talk raises funds for FNHL bursary

February 2, 2015 – The First Nations House of Learning’s student bursary recently received a generous donation resulting from John Ralston Saul’s appearance at the UBC Longhouse on November 6, 2014. Saul was speaking about his latest book, The Comeback. The author and the organizers of his appearance, the Laurier Institution and UBC Continuing Studies, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Longhouse Anniversary Celebration

On April 19, 2013, university leaders, faculty, staff, students, and other guests came together to celebrate this history and to recognize the Directors, staff, faculty, students, community members and artists who have made lasting contributions over the past 25 years.