Orange Shirt Day 2021

Orange Shirt Day 2021

September 30 is Orange Shirt Day: Find events, resources and more for Orange Shirt Day | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

“Returning Home and Pathways to Reconciliation” Film screening and conversation with Orange Shirt Day originator Phyllis Webstad

“Returning Home and Pathways to Reconciliation” Film screening and conversation with Orange Shirt Day originator Phyllis Webstad

September 27, 2021 from 11 AM – 1 PM at the Chan Centre – register today.

Virtual Event: “Picking up the Pieces: The Making of the Witness Blanket” Film Screening and conversation with Kwagiulth master carver Carey Newman and his sisters Marion and Ellen

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

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 and dignity of […]

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)

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.

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

‘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.

Federal government urged to criminalize mistreatment of graves like those found at residential schools

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.