News

Youth Podcasting Project opportunity for self-identifying Indigenous Youth

February 25, 2021
The Centre is looking for three Indigenous youth (ages 18-30) to participate in a pilot series.

Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe), reappointed as Academic Director of the Centre

February 24, 2021
Dr. Turpel-Lafond has served as the Academic Director since 2018. Her second term begins June 1, 2021.

Implementing UNDRIP Dialogue summary report and video available

February 23, 2021
The Centre recently held a Dialogue on implementing the UN Declaration through Bill C-15.

Honouring Indigenous Writers events

February 22, 2021
The annual event includes author readings, wikipedia training and a panel discussion on Wikipedia as public scholarship.

Assembly of First Nations hosts virtual forum on Bill C-15

February 8, 2021
The forum on February 10 and 11 is free to attend.

Celebrate Black History Month

February 5, 2021
As a part of our engagement with Black History month, the Centre has collected some resources to help uplift and contextualize Indigenous and Black solidarity.

Racism in health care is taking a terrible toll on Indigenous People, report finds


Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, spoke to The Tyee about immediate changes needed in health care to reduce inequities impacting Indigenous people.

Update expected for report on racism against Indigenous peoples in B.C. health-care system

February 4, 2021
Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, will be speaking alongside Health Minister Adrian Dix regarding the healthcare inquiry last year.

Decrying medical racism, Indigenous leaders demand health care ‘transformation’

February 2, 2021
The Centre's Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, was featured in the Welland Tribune discussing her investigation into racism in BC's healthcare system.

Federal, provincial officials to discuss ways to counter anti-Indigenous racism in health care

January 27, 2021
CBC highlighted recent research by Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, that found evidence of widespread stereotyping, racism and profiling of Indigenous people in a review of the B.C. health care system.