Media coverage

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


B.C. ends controversial policy that removes newborns from families

Changes to British Columbia’s birth alert system are “effective immediately,” and actioned from recommendations by Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, as well as others.

Issuu: ‘A shifting landscape’: amidst understaffing and policy changes, Indigenous Strategic Plan is further delayed

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was quoted in a recent article by the Ubyssey (Vol.10, Issue V) on Reconciliation and the Indigenous Strategic Plan.

CBC: Giant Indigenous Peoples Atlas floor map will change the way you see Canada

Education and Programming Lead Charlene Bearhead was recently quoted in a CBC story about the new Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada’s giant floor map.

CBC: Jody Wilson-Raybould to release ‘timely’ and ‘must-read’ book during election campaign

Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond was quoted in a CBC story about Jody Wilson-Raybould’s forthcoming book by UBC Press.

CBC: UN Human Rights Office calls for examination of MMIWG inquiry’s genocide claim

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond recently spoke to CBC about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls final report.

Global News: Indigenous teen’s ‘heinous’ treatment while disclosing abuse indicative of pattern, advocate says

Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond spoke to Global News about the RCMP’s treatment of a sexual assault victim.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix: Years of listening to residential school survivors taught Eleanore Sunchild not to fear the truth

Cree Laywer, Eleanore Sunchild, reflects on her experiences of documenting survivors stories of sexual-assault and turmoil at the hand of government-run institutions.

The Georgia Straight: Jody Wilson-Raybould’s declarations about speaking truth to power are rooted in matriarchal traditions

Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond spoke to the Georgia Straight about Indigenous matriarchs and speaking truth to those in power.

Toronto Star: Discussions with attorney general about SNC-Lavalin were ‘troubling,’ legal expert says

Centre Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond recently spoke to The Star News about Jody Wilson-Raybould and the defence of law.

Cision: Government of Canada, with First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation leaders, announce co-developed legislation will be introduced on Indigenous child and family services in early 2019

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott speaks about new federal legislation on Indigenous child and family services. This announcement is the result of intensive engagements from this year which focused on reducing the number of Indigenous children in care.