Media coverage

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


Toronto Star: Racism and reconciliation are in the national spotlight. Here’s how each federal party intends to tackle them.

IRSHDC Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, quoted in the Toronto Star about Indigenous reconciliation as key aspects of federal election campaign.

CBC: Ottawa eyes appointment of independent official to help identify unmarked graves at sites of former residential schools

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to The Globe and Mail about appointing an independent official to help identify unmarked graves.

Globe & Mail: Ottawa commits $321-million to search for residential school graves, help survivors

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to The Globe and Mail about Ottawa’s funds for searching for Residential School graves.

CBC: Sask. Catholic bishops resurrect fundraising campaign for residential school survivors

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC News about the Catholic Church in Saskatchewan and their fundraising campaign.

CBC: ‘Where is their soul?’: Inside the failed push to make Catholic Church pay for its residential school abuses

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC News about the Catholic Church and the residential school settlement.

Globe & Mail: Federal government urged to criminalize mistreatment of graves like those found at residential schools

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to the Globe and Mail about a human rights framework for mass graves.

CBC: Catholic group gives ‘formal commitment’ to disclose all records from B.C. and Sask. residential schools

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to CBC News about the recent agreement with the Sisters of St. Ann Archives.

Calls grow for ‘rigorous review’ of honorary degree recipients as Senate considers revoking O’Grady degree

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, spoke to The Ubyssey about honorary degrees at UBC.

CBC: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs applies to intervene in case against VPD for handcuffing Indigenous pair

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, is featured in a CBC article about a human rights case.

Vancouver Sun: Daphne Bramham: Indigenous children continue to be failed in government ‘care’

Centre Academic Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki Kwe, was quoted by the Vancouver Sun about the Proportions of Indigenous children in care and adoption plans.

IRSHDC Academic Director, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, comments on the records for a campaign filed by the Catholic Church to be released from the obligation to pay millions owed to residential school survivors.