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

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

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

Stepping Down?, Virtual Kidnapping & Firing Over a Tweet

Stepping Down?, Virtual Kidnapping & Firing Over a Tweet

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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The Life and Legacy of Chanie Wenjack

Secret Path Week is a national week to remember the death of Chanie Wenjack, a young Anishinaabe boy who died trying to run away from residential school and reunite with his parents. Chanie’s story sparked national conversation about the standards and practices of Residential Schools. During an inquest following his death, a jury of settlers […]

National Student Memorial Register honours children who died in residential school

National Student Memorial Register honours children who died in residential school

The National Truth and Reconciliation Centre (NCTR) recently held a ceremony honouring the reveal of the National Student Memorial Register, which lists the names of 2,800 students who never returned home from residential schools. The register is intended as a reminder of the lives of the children that were lost as a result of the […]