Statements and Releases

Read statements and releases issued by the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.


Statement in Support of a National Inquiry into the Sixties Scoop

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) joins the call by the 60’s Scoop Legacy of Canada, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO), Southern Chiefs’ Organization (SCO) for a national inquiry into the Sixties Scoop and ongoing removal of Indigenous children from their homes and communities.

Statement on the federal government’s decision to appoint an independent official to help identify unmarked graves at sites of former residential schools

Canada has a serious task ahead to properly investigate and address the missing children and mass graves.

Statement on Unmarked Graves at the Former Kuper Island Residential School Site

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC is troubled by the recent finding of over 160 unmarked graves by the Penelakut Tribe. The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC is troubled by the recent finding of over 160 unmarked graves by the Penelakut Tribe, in the area […]

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond (Aki-Kwe) Statement Congratulating Cowessess First Nation

Cowessess First Nation has made history by asserting their jurisdiction over child and family services.

Statement Congratulating Mary Simon on her historic appointment as Governor General

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) at UBC sends a heartfelt congratulations to Mary Simon on her historic appointment as Governor General of Canada.

Discussion paper looks at the legal and human rights framework for mass graves

The Centre’s latest discussion paper explores mass graves connected to Indian Residential Schools.

Statement on the Sisters of St. Ann and Royal BC Museum and Archives Agreement

The Centre welcomes the agreement which will provide enhanced access to the records of the Sisters of St. Ann Archives.

Concerted national action overdue for all the children who never came home from residential schools

Joint news release from the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre at UBC.

The discovery of a mass grave at a former residential school is just the tip of the iceberg

The Centre’s Academic Director, Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-Kwe, authored an opinion piece in the Globe and Mail.

National partnership benefits residential school Survivors

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