Day: May 6, 2016

Art Exhibition Opening at MOA: Unceded Territories by Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. 7-9pm, May 10, 2016

Posted on

Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun:
Unceded Territories

Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 pm. Free admission. Cash bar.

We invite you to join us for the opening party for our new exhibition, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun: Unceded Territories.

Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources and sovereignty. Learn more.

No RSVP required. Opening remarks will be given at 7:15 pm by MOA Director Anthony Shelton and Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun. A full-colour publication accompanying the exhibition will be available for purchase from the MOA Shop.

Public Scholars Initiative, Due: May 16, 2016

Posted on Updated on


Monday, 16 May 2016

Annual Value

Up to $10,000


Permanent Resident

Degree Level


This award is part of the UBC Public Scholars Initiative, which intends to build connections, community, and capacity for doctoral students who are interested in explicitly linking their doctoral work to an arena of public benefit and integrating broader and more career-relevant forms of scholarship into their doctoral education process.

Up to $10,000 per student is available to support innovative/collaborative scholarship which the student would otherwise be unable to pursue. Funding can be used for:

  • Student stipend, if the student’s current funding source would not allow the alternative project(s)
  • A research allowance (including allowance for professional development or travel relevant to the scholarly work)

Funding is available for up to 30 new students in 2016-17. Students may be eligible for renewal for a second year (pending new PSI funding).

Listen to the PSI Info Session, recorded on March 9, 2016:

New Relationship Trust 2016-2017 Scholarships & Bursaries

Posted on Updated on

New Relationship Trust Announces 2016-2017 Scholarships & Bursaries! 

Vancouver, BC 
– The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) in partnership with the New Relationship Trust (NRT) is pleased to announce that Scholarships and Bursaries for 2016-2017 are now available to First Nations students in British Columbia (BC)!  
NRT, the founding partner of the NRT Foundation, has committed $600,000 this year to provide Scholarships of $20,000 for Doctorates, $10,000 for Masters, $5,000 for Bachelors and $2,000 for Certificates, Diplomas, Associates Degrees and Trades Bursaries for BC First Nations students.  An additional $494,500 has already been secured from our funding partners that include Aboriginal Energy Solutions Inc., BC Hydro, Canfor, Chief Joe Mathias Foundation, Drillwell Enterprises, First Nations Health Authority, Peace Hills Trust, and Scotiabank.

Open Date
Close Date
April 19
June 9th
April 19
June 9th
April 19
June 9th

Open Date
Close Date
Diplomas, Associates Degrees,
1st call : April 19
2nd call : August 11
1st call : June 16
2nd call : Sept 15

In 2006, the BC Government worked with First Nations leadership to create NRT, and gave $100 million to NRT to support capacity building initiatives, which include First Nations Scholarships and Bursaries.  Since 2010, 1,469 Scholarship and Bursary awards totalling over $6.8 million have been given to students from First Nations in BC.
The NRT Foundation was created to ensure First Nations education awards continue in perpetuity. “The goal of the NRT Foundation is to create a $30 million endowment that will allow us to be self-sustaining so that students have funding options to turn to for generations.  We always hear that post-secondary education of Indigenous people is vital – we have taken on the challenge and we are fully committed to supporting our families and to strengthening our communities,” explains Judith Sayers, Chair of the NRT Foundation.
Eliminating financial barriers to post-secondary education will enable more First Nations students to embark on successful academic journeys,” said NRT CEO, Cliff Fregin. “Improving education outcomes for First Nations students will not only help them achieve their life goals and present them with greater employment opportunities, these students are also helping to strengthen First Nations communities and British Columbia as well.
REMINDER – on Thursday, July 28, 2016, the 6th Annual NRT Foundation Charity Golf Tournament will take place at the UBC Golf Course in Vancouver. To sign up, go to NRT Golf website – we hope to see you there!!
For more information, please contact:

Matt Cook-Contos, Senior Project Officer


Nooksack Tribe fires judge handling disenrollment case

Posted on Updated on

Judge says she was told to take a drug test, then fired ‘without cause’

Chairman says judge waived tribe’s sovereign immunity without hearing

Temporary judge approved, search to start for someone to fill position

Indigenous Education teaching positions (2) at UBC

Posted on Updated on

Please see these 2 job postings in Indigenous Education at The University of British Columbia. The first one is re-advertised with new deadline date of May 18, 2016 and the second one is May 9, 2016.