Media coverage

The Centre and the staff are often featured in news and publications at the local and national level.


How this Indigenous architect designs buildings with Indigenous history and spirituality in mind

Alfred Waugh of Formline Architecture, who designed the Centre, spoke to CBC Radio about the building’s design and development.

Radio West with Sarah Penton

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, was interviewed about Indigenous children in care in BC and Canada for CBC Radio West.

On the Coast with Gloria Macarenko

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond spoke to CBC Radio about youth in care.

Report on systemic racism in healthcare reveals new horrors, Chief investigator says

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to VICE News about her independent report on disturbing new incidents of racism against Indigenous Peoples in healthcare.

Things changed for kids in care under the NDP. But has it been enough?

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, commented in the Tyee about recent developments in child welfare.

‘A country’s shame’: Indigenous woman’s cries for help, abuse before death spur calls for action on systemic racism in health

The Centre’s Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to the Globe and Mail about the death of Joyce Echaquan and systemic racism.

Evan Solomon Show: ‘It’s horrific’ dying Indigenous woman taunted in hospital

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond appeared on the Evan Solomon show to discuss the death of Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old mother of seven.

Family of Indigenous teen who died at Abbotsford group home demands answers

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to CBC News about the case of an Indigenous teen who died at an Abbotsford group home.

Why the UBC community needs to pay attention this Orange Shirt Day

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to the Ubyssey about the meaning behind Orange Shirt Day.

Indigenous woman records slurs, taunts of Quebec hospital staff before her death

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond spoke to the Globe and Mail about her independent investigation into allegations of racism in B.C.’s health care system.