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‘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.

Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

Statement on National Indigenous Peoples Day

The month of June is recognized as National Indigenous Peoples Month, with June 21 as a day to celebrate Indigenous Peoples.

Passing of Bill C-15 a milestone for Canada

Passing of Bill C-15 a milestone for Canada

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was passed on June 16, 2021.

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs applies to intervene in case against VPD for handcuffing Indigenous pair

Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs applies to intervene in case against VPD for handcuffing Indigenous pair

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, is featured in a CBC article about a human rights case.

UBCIC and Heiltsuk Nation announce Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to intervene in BC Human Rights case against Vancouver Police Department over racial profiling and wrongful detainment

UBCIC and Heiltsuk Nation announce Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond to intervene in BC Human Rights case against Vancouver Police Department over racial profiling and wrongful detainment

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, will be applying to intervene on behalf of UBCIC in an ongoing BC human rights case against the VPD for the wrongful detainment of Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, outside a bank in Vancouver in December of 2019.