In the summer of 2014 the UBC First Nations House of Learning, in conjunction with other units, produced a five-year Aboriginal Strategic Plan Implementation Report for the Vancouver campus addressing the period through the end of June 2014. This report was reviewed by the Aboriginal Strategic Plan Implementation Committee before public release. Below is the text of the body of this report, not including the appendices. Please note that much additional information, including statistics on enrolment, retention, and graduation, and more specific information on faculty and unit initiatives, is included in the appendices. Access article & printable copy of full report.
The Reconciliation Industry: Land Dispossession and Extractivism in an Age of Official Contrition. 6-8pm, Feb 21, 2017.
- Reconciliation has become the watchword of this era of relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada. In part that’s because the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has made important contributions to the public understanding of residential schools. But for the Canadian government and industry, what does the rise of reconciliation discourse entail? Is reconciliation a shape-shift in ongoing colonization? What kind of reconciliation is possible if the crime is still in progress?
Speakers: Martin Lukacs and Khelsilem and the event will take place on Tuesday, February 21st from 6-8pm in room 1800 at the SFU Harbour Centre. This event is free but registration is required. Please click on the link for more information.
This Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take the MOOC, it is not just for teachers and will build competence and understanding applicable across a variety of communities.
Dates: January 24 – March 7, 2017
Location: Online (asynchronous, approximately 2-4 hours per week)
This online course is delivered using the edX platform. For course details and how to register, please see http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/MOOC
Register at https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-ubcx-indedu200x-1 by January 23
Jennifer Manuel wants 1,000 people to pledge by National Aboriginal Day
A B.C. author wants 1,000 people to take up the challenge to read the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) summary report.
Jennifer Manuel, from Duncan, B.C., launched an online campaign, the TRC Reading Challenge, and aims to reach her goal by National Aboriginal Day on June 21.
“It’s one thing to say you’re listening and it’s another to actually try and show that you’re listening,” said Manuel, who has worked as a treaty archivist and school teacher.
Manuel said within a couple days of the challenge’s launch on April 5, she had more than a 100 people sign on and it picked up more steam over the weekend.
“Every time that somebody pledges I get an email alert and I’ve had to turn that off,” she said.
Manuel says she’ll be publishing the names of the people who make the pledge and they will be able to self-report their reading progress as a way to show they’re taking part.
“True reconciliation, fundamentally, is about relationships. It means that you and I can coexist in mutual respect and all of us can afford each other dignity.”
– Chief Robert Joseph
“True reconciliation will require Canadians to move beyond empathy and treaty acknowledgements and pursue systemic change.“
– Ryan McMahon
CRE is hiring a Co-Executive Director (Toronto or Saskatoon)
Canadian Roots Exchange has reached an exciting point in our short history. We are implementing a governance model that fully reflects our mission, vision and values. We believe in a Canada where youth stand in solidarity to promote respect, understanding and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. With this in mind, CRE is looking to hire an Indigenous co-Executive Director who will share leadership of CRE alongside our existing Executive Director and model our belief that reconciliation is a lived experience. This will infuse our values in all aspects of CRE, from cultural exchanges to core operations. We are inviting suitable candidates who identify as First Nations, Inuit or Métis to apply for this exciting position. The position is based in either Saskatoon or Toronto. To learn more about the position and application process please click on link below. Please note the deadline for this position is 10am on April 18, 2016.
Building upon this success, the 2nd biennial Indigenous Health Conference will continue the dialogue and focus on the determinants of health and reconciliation. Sessions will discuss working towards reconciliation, major health issues for Indigenous peoples in Canada and also potential solutions to address them.
The conference is led by Dr. Anna Banerji, a member of the Order of Ontario and an advocate for Indigenous women and children.
Please join us again to continue on the path towards health and reconciliation.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN:
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
UBC Faculty of Education MOOC
January 2015 |ets.educ.ubc.ca/IndEdu200x
Explore strategies, teaching exemplars, and resources that support the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, schools and communities.
UBC Faculty of Education is delivering a Massive Open Online Course