Press releases

To end racism against Indigenous peoples, we have to name it and speak up

Centre Academic Director Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, authored an op-ed in the Globe and Mail about racism in Canada.

National partnership benefits residential school Survivors

The Centre has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre in Ontario.

Centre awarded funding for multi-year exhibition documenting Indian hospitals in BC and Alberta

Collaborative exhibit sheds light on the forgotten history of “Indian” and tuberculosis hospitals from the 1940s to the early 1970s.

New discussion paper series highlights UNDRIP implementation in BC

The Centre’s new discussion paper series aims to create dialogue about the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre congratulates BC on implementing a key Call to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

The summary report highlights some of the issues raised at the November dialogue, including a technical review of the bill, a primer with more detailed explanation of DRIPA, and a summary of some of the key discussion at the session.

Dialogue of leaders highlights critical considerations for implementing the UN Declaration

The Centre has released a summary report examining some of the past and current efforts that have been made to transform Crown-Indigenous relations across Canada, along with providing critical considerations for implementing the UN Declaration in British Columbia.

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).