Media coverage

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


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.

Ubyssey: Province mandates UBC develop action plan in response to Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The Centre is featured in a recent Ubyssey article about implementing the TRC Calls to Action at UBC.

Ubyssey: Six months after opening, the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre is inching toward becoming a formal centre

The Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was recently featured in The Ubyssey.

Ubyssey: Speaking My Truth: The Journey to Reconciliation Book Launch at the Indian Residential School History & Dialogue Centre

The recent book launch event at the Centre was covered in the Ubyssey newspaper.

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond joins Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre and Allard School of Law

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), a renowned Indigenous Canadian judge, lawyer and advocate, has joined UBC as the inaugural director of the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC).