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Statement on Unmarked Graves at the Former Kuper Island Residential School Site

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC is troubled by the recent finding of over 160 unmarked graves by the Penelakut Tribe, in the area in which the Kuper Island Residential School once operated. It is not yet clear how many of those graves belong to children forced to attend the […]

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) Statement Congratulating Cowessess First Nation

“Cowessess First Nation has made history by asserting their jurisdiction over child and family services. The child and care system as it exists in Canada is broken and continues to display ingrained institutionalized racism that discounts the value of some children’s lives due to their ancestry. Through this agreement with the governments of Canada and […]

Statement Congratulating Mary Simon on her historic appointment as Governor General

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC sends a heartfelt congratulations to Mary Simon on her historic appointment as Governor General of Canada.

Saskatchewan Roman Catholic bishops announced plans to revive fundraising efforts for residential school survivors. It's unclear whether they'll pause the $17-million fundraising campaign for renovations to Regina's Holy Rosary Cathedral (above) while the survivor funds are raised, as some have demanded. (Richard Agecoutay/CBC)

Sask. Catholic bishops resurrect fundraising campaign for residential school survivors

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC News about the Catholic Church in Saskatchewan and their fundraising campaign.

‘Where is their soul?’: Inside the failed push to make Catholic Church pay for its residential school abuses

‘Where is their soul?’: Inside the failed push to make Catholic Church pay for its residential school abuses

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC News about the Catholic Church and the residential school settlement.

Federal government urged to criminalize mistreatment of graves like those found at residential schools

Federal government urged to criminalize mistreatment of graves like those found at residential schools

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to the Globe and Mail about a human rights framework for mass graves.

Discussion paper looks at the legal and human rights framework for mass graves

Discussion paper looks at the legal and human rights framework for mass graves

The Centre’s latest discussion paper explores mass graves connected to Indian Residential Schools.

Statement on the Sisters of St. Ann and Royal BC Museum and Archives Agreement

Statement on the Sisters of St. Ann and Royal BC Museum and Archives Agreement

The Centre welcomes the agreement which will provide enhanced access to the records of the Sisters of St. Ann Archives.

Calls grow for ‘rigorous review’ of honorary degree recipients as Senate considers revoking O’Grady degree

Calls grow for ‘rigorous review’ of honorary degree recipients as Senate considers revoking O’Grady degree

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to The Ubyssey about honorary degrees at UBC.