Tsleil-Waututh Nation looks to build residential school memorial garden

It may just be an empty lot with invasive species, but Andrea Aleck has big plans for a plot of land in the heart of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation reserve. Following conversations with community Elders, the Tsleil-Waututh Nation health and wellness director has brought forward plans to transform the space into a residential school memorial park and […]

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Quesnel mayor censured, banned from First Nation’s land

The mayor of Quesnel, B.C., has been stripped of many of his duties and barred from entering land belonging to multiple First Nations in and around his community. On Tuesday night, Quesnel’s city council voted unanimously to censure Ron Paull and impose multiple restrictions on his ability to represent the city. The decision is in […]

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Executive Director Kristin Kozar discusses the work of the IRSHDC and its forthcoming Open House

The Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC) is opening its doors to the UBC Vancouver community to highlight its important role on campus. Ahead of the first Open House on April 15, we spoke with Executive Director, Kristin Kozar about how the IRSHDC staff support Residential School Survivors and her plans to expand the […]

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Introducing Residential Schools 101: New NCTR workshops engage learners on residential school history and legacy

Over the past seven months, Sandra Bender has delivered more than seven dozen presentations on the residential school system and its legacy.  As the community engagement and education program coordinator at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), Bender has seen a growing demand for presentations on the topic…

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