Film and Discussion: Jingle Dress – First Dance. Jan 12, 12:30-2:30pm

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 Jan 12 Film The Jingle Dress
Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission recently delivered its final report (TRC, 2015). In efforts to respond and support the report’s Calls to Action, I hope you might find time to join us for a viewing of the film, Jingle Dress – First Dance, on Tuesday January 12th from 12:30 to 2:30 in Scarfe 100. The film will be followed by a discussion with Indigenous film maker and PhD student, Jules Koostachin, and Indigenous director, James Buffin. 

Please see the attached poster and share with your students and colleagues. 

Jingle Dress – First Dance chronicles Cree, Attawapiskat filmmaker, Jules Koostachin’s six-year quest to dance at a pow wow for the
first time in a sacred healing Jingle Dress. Jules’ journey honours her mother who was held against her will as a child for ten years
in the Canadian Native Residential School system and her grandmother who didn’t understand that the horrific, abusive system
was a deliberate tool of assimilation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Indigenous Pedagogies Themed Network at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice

Indigenous Speakers Series: Top Down vs. Community-Driven: Indigenous Health Policy In Canada. NOV. 25, 2015, 9 am–12 pm

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Dr. Shannon Waters and Dr. Pierre-Gerlier (PG) Forest will share their extensive experience with the development and implementation of Indigenous health policy in Canada. Presenters will discuss the roles of traditional knowledge, politics, community-driven approaches and research & surveillance in the development of Indigenous health programming and Indigenous health policy at federal and provincial levels. As Indigenous peoples reclaim their health, and with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Royal Commission on the Future of Health Care (the Romanow Report), the presenters will discuss the complexities that arise when efforts are made to incorporate multiple voices in the creation of Indigenous health policy from the grassroots level.


9:00am – 12pm

Franklin Lew Forum

Allard School of Law 1822 East Mall, Vancouver, BC

Register at our website: health.aboriginal.ubc.ca




Research Commons Workshops for November

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Good Afternoon,

We have been working hard to add services to the research commons that will help UBC’s graduate students even more.  At the end of October and going forward we added a new writing group that will offer feedback and support for graduate students to help them start and keep a writing habit.  This is in addition to all of our other continuing services.

Thank you for all of your help in passing this information along!

Here is the newsletter link:

With gratitude,

Mark Christensen
Student Coordinator
Koerner Library Research Commons