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Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, receives Order of Canada

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, receives Order of Canada

December 29, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre’s Academic Director Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, has been appointed an Officer to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest civilian awards. Created in 1967, the Order of Canada recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to community, and service to the country. Appointments are […]

CBC: Crown-Indigenous relations minister ‘absolutely open’ to review of survivor compensation deal

December 21, 2021 Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Academic Director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC, identifies requirements for review of the compensation deal between Catholic entities and Residential School Survivors.

COVID update: Omicron variant

COVID update: Omicron variant

December 20, 2021 The Centre is currently closed to in-person visits and tours; programming and services are available remotely.

Vancouver Sun: ‘We’re changing this narrative’: The delicate balance between searching for unmarked graves and First Nations’ hope for the future

December 12, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, comments on Canada’s need for “the best possible regime” for unmarked graves.

CBC: The Current with Matt Galloway

December 10, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, speaks with The Current’s Matt Galloway about Minister Miller’s announcement of the release of further federal residential school records.

CBC: Residential school timelines, unmarked graves part of new web resource for survivors

The Centre’s new online collection of web resources highlighted and Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, quoted in CBC article.

Statement Marks the One-year Anniversary of In Plain Sight