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An Opera and Symposium: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 17, 2020

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau is being commemorated by UBC Opera January 27 to February 2. Continue reading

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(De)colonial Spaces of Memory Activism

January 10, 2020

Dr. Tricia Logan, head of Research and Engagement at the Centre, will be offering a talk on the role libraries, archives and museums can play in decolonization. Continue reading

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Centre under construction until April 2020

January 9, 2020

The Centre will be under construction from January through April 2020, but the exhibition and lower level will be open to the public. Continue reading

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Primer on practice shifts required with Canada’s Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families Act

December 28, 2019

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, has drafted a primer on important legislation coming into force January 1, 2020. Continue reading

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Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre congratulates BC on implementing a key Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

November 28, 2019

On November 4, 2019, the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) arranged a special dialogue session on Implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration) in … Continue reading

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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond receives honorary degree from Carleton University

November 13, 2019

Congratulations to Aki-kwe on this remarkable accomplishment! Continue reading

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Stepping Down?, Virtual Kidnapping & Firing Over a Tweet

October 25, 2019

The centre's Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond made a guest appearance on The Jon McComb Show to discuss UNDRIP implementation after new legislation is introduced. Continue reading

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B.C. Indigenous rights law aims to make First Nations full participants

October 24, 2019

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was quoted by APTN News on the implementation of new UNDRIP legislation. Continue reading

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Editorial: Confronting Myths About Indigenous Consent

October 22, 2019

The Centre fully supports UNDRIP legislation. Centre advisor Dr. Roshan Danesh offers an important editorial on the upcoming legislation soon to be tabled in BC. Continue reading

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Reconciliation’s reckoning: For Indigenous people in Northern Ontario, election season brings disenchantment and defiance

October 17, 2019

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, was interviewed in the Globe and Mail on the Liberals' scorecard on Indigenous relations. Continue reading

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Indigenous teen’s ‘heinous’ treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of ’pattern,’ former B.C. child representative says

The Canadian Press quoted RSHDC Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, a UBC law professor and B.C.’s former child representative, in an article about the treatment of an Indigenous teen by the RCMP. The article appeared in the Globe and Mail, Global News, Toronto Star and CFJC Today.