YouTube: A call-to-action for Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

YouTube: A call-to-action for Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Hear from UBC’s Chancellor and President, UBCO Principal and Deputy Vice-Chancellor, and IRSHDC Academic Director

Interview with the Artist

Interview with the Artist

Meet Eliot White-Hill, Kwulasultun and hear about his design ‘Truth’ and what it means to him.

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

August 10, 2021 The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre welcomes the decision by the federal government to seek an “independent special interlocutor” to inform a proper response to missing children and unmarked graves at former residential school sites. We concur that “a legal framework is needed to preserve and protect the rights, respect […]

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, in the area in which the Kuper Island Residential School once operated. It is not yet clear how many of those graves belong to children forced to attend the […]

Saskatchewan Roman Catholic bishops announced plans to revive fundraising efforts for residential school survivors. It's unclear whether they'll pause the $17-million fundraising campaign for renovations to Regina's Holy Rosary Cathedral (above) while the survivor funds are raised, as some have demanded. (Richard Agecoutay/CBC)

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

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

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.

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

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.