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Statement Marks the One-year Anniversary of In Plain Sight

Statement Marks the One-year Anniversary of In Plain Sight

Detailing reflections on 24 original recommendations.

Toronto Star: Documents reveal inside story of national library’s mad dash to clean up website after Star exposed ‘offensive’ content

Several recommendations by Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, including a publicly funded national Indigenous archives as well as an external review of how the National Library and Archives presents information.

In Memoriam: Lee Maracle

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is deeply saddened by the passing of Lee Maracle yesterday. We honour and celebrate the life and work of this award-winning poet, writer, activist, mentor, and advocate for Indigenous and women’s rights. Although Lee didn’t attend one of Canada’s government or church-run residential schools, she was an […]

Statement about the event planned for November 17

November 12, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre fully supports and concurs with the President’s condemnation of and call to cancel the event, planned to take place on Tuesday November 17, which purports to deliver an honest conversation about Canadian residential schools and mass graves. The truths of the residential school system […]

Statement in Support of a National Inquiry into the Sixties Scoop

November 2, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) joins the call by the 60’s Scoop Legacy of Canada, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) for a national inquiry into the Sixties Scoop and ongoing removal of Indigenous children from their homes and communities. The term “Sixties Scoop” refers to […]

CBC: Pope accepts invitation to Canada to meet with Indigenous groups, Vatican says

IRSHDC Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, comments on Pope’s proposed visit with Indigenous groups

UBC Connects with Michelle Good

UBC Connects with Michelle Good

Thursday, December 2, 2021, at 2:00pm – 3:30pm | Education through dialogue: the human cost of colonialism

CBC: N.B. employees told to stop making Indigenous title acknowledgments, but won’t face repercussions if they do

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, comments on the Indigenous title acknowledgements order by New Brunswick.

Upcoming Dialogue “Decolonizing Wellness: Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Healthcare”

Upcoming Dialogue “Decolonizing Wellness: Indigenous Women’s Perspectives on Healthcare”

A half-day dialogue to review the In Plain Sight: Addressing Indigenous-specific Racism and Discrimination in B.C. Health Care report findings and recommendations.