Media coverage

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


Liberals prove they don’t value Indigenous kids as much as other children

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-kwe) Professor of Law, UBC Director, Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Is the life and well-being of an Indigenous child in Canada valued as much as other children? That in 2019 we must still confront this question may be shocking to some.  But we shouldn’t be shocked. Again and again we […]

CBC: Trudeau government seeks judicial review in decision to compensate First Nations kids

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond is quoted in a recent CBC News story about the child welfare decision.

CBC: Scheer says he’d seek ‘judicial review’ of First Nation child welfare compensation

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, the Centre’s Director, was recently quoted in CBC News.

CFax: Orange Shirt Day recognizes the harm caused to First Nations students in residential schools

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was featured in a CFAX Radio segment on the origins of Orange Shirt Day, and Survivor Phyllis Webstad’s story.

Globe & Mail: Canada’s residential schools were houses of pain, but survivors want these buildings to be saved

Research done by Tricia Logan, the Centre’s Assistant Director of Research and Engagement, was featured in The Globe & Mail.

CBC: So we don’t forget what happened in those schools’: Remembering Indigenous children on Orange Shirt Day

The Centre’s Orange Shirt Day activities were featured in a CBC News article.

Canadian Geographic: RCGS, Orange Shirt Society launch Paths to Reconciliation

The Centre was recently featured in Canadian Geographic.

Ubyssey: Orange Shirt Day at UBC seeks to open conversations and honour residential school survivors

The Centre’s Orange Shirt Day activities were featured in the Ubyssey.

Ubyssey: Community-focused and Indigenous-driven: Despite setbacks, UBC’s Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is delivering on promises

The Centre was recently featured in the Ubyssey.

The Tyee: BC Bans ‘Birth Alerts,’ Promises More Family Supports in Bid to End Apprehension of Newborns

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, is quoted in a recent Tyee story talking about the practice which affected Indigenous parents disproportionately.