Events

Check out some upcoming CIS events on the calendar below!

You can find more Indigenous-related events for Indigenous students, faculty and the wider community at UBC’s Indigenous Portal calendar.

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Upcoming Events

    Past Events

    • ISSA’s First Meeting

      21st Oct 2021 12:00 pm to 21st Oct 2021 12:00 pm


      The Indigenous Studies Students’ Association is having our first meeting of the year this Thursday, October 21st! Please join us from 12-2pm in the Buchanan E Meeting Room (room 273) for bannock, tea and conversation. All students are welcome to attend! ABOUT ISSA: ISSA is a student run collective partnered with the Institute for Critical...

    • CIS Director Bernie Perley Talk: Language Fantasies in Technotopia: Hammers, Rabbits, and Plugs…Oh My!

      8th Oct 2021 3:30 pm to 8th Oct 2021 3:30 pm


      On Friday October 8th from 3:30 to 5pm, join CIS Director Bernie Perley for a talk with UBC Linguistics, “Language Fantasies in Technotopia: Hammers, Rabbits, and Plugs…Oh My!” Learn more here.

    • Orange Shirt Day

      30th Sep 2021 to 30th Sep 2021


      September 30 is an annual day to recognize and raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous Peoples. Between the late 1800s and 1996, more than 150,000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children attended Indian residential schools – Orange Shirt Day...

    • ILC x CIS Beading Circle

      29th Sep 2021 3:00 pm to 29th Sep 2021 3:00 pm


      Join the ILC and CIS from 3pm to 5pm for our bi-weekly beading circle! Any Indigenous person affiliated with UBC is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate in beading be sure to have beading thread, a beading needle, size 11/0 seed beads, and any additional jewelry hardware. We hope to see many of...

    • ILC x CIS Beading Circle

      15th Sep 2021 3:00 pm to 15th Sep 2021 3:00 pm


      Join the ILC and CIS from 3pm to 5pm for our bi-weekly beading circle! Any Indigenous person affiliated with UBC is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate in beading be sure to have beading thread, a beading needle, size 11/0 seed beads, and any additional jewelry hardware. We hope to see many of...

    • ILC x CIS Beading Circle

      18th Aug 2021 3:00 pm to 18th Aug 2021 3:00 pm


      Join the ILC and CIS from 3pm to 5pm for our bi-weekly beading circle! Any Indigenous person affiliated with UBC is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate in beading be sure to have beading thread, a beading needle, size 11/0 seed beads, and any additional jewelry hardware. We hope to see many of...

    • ILC x CIS Beading Circle

      4th Aug 2021 3:00 pm to 4th Aug 2021 3:00 pm


      Join the ILC and CIS from 3pm to 5pm for our bi-weekly beading circle! Any Indigenous person affiliated with UBC is welcome to attend. If you wish to participate in beading be sure to have beading thread, a beading needle, size 11/0 seed beads, and any additional jewelry hardware. We hope to see many of...

    • Distinguished Indigenous Speakers Series: Dr. Raven Sinclair

      2nd Mar 2021 5:00 pm to 2nd Mar 2021 5:00 pm


      On Tuesday, March 2, 2021, join Dr. Raven Sinclair for her discussion addressing the Sixties Scoop. The event, organized through the UBC School of Social Work, will go from 5 pm – 6:30 pm. Click here for more information.

    • Red Snow: Q&A with Asivak Koostachin

      22nd Jan 2021 7:00 pm to 22nd Jan 2021 7:00 pm


      On January 22, 2021, CIS will be hosting a live Q&A with Asivak Koostachin, star of Red Snow (2019). The film is about Dylan, a Gwich’in soldier from the Canadian Arctic, caught in an ambush in Kandahar, Afghanistan. His capture and interrogation by a Taliban Commander releases a cache of memories connected to the love...

    • Massy Reads: On Interrogating the Colonial Frame

      18th Nov 2020 7:00 pm to 18th Nov 2020 7:00 pm


      On Wednesday, November 18, 7-8:15pm PST, join UBC Authors Hannah Turner (School of Information) and David Gaertner (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies) for a Public Humanities Hub conversation, “Massy Reads: On Interrogating the Colonial Frame.” The event will be moderated by Daniel Heath Justice (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies). The book launch series is co-hosted...

    • National Aboriginal Veteran’s Day

      8th Nov 2020 to 8th Nov 2020


      On November 8, 1994, National Aboriginal Veterans Day was established by the federal government to honour the thousands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis who served in the world wars, the Korean War, and later conflicts. The day is often marked by remembrance of those Indigenous soldiers who were killed in the wars, but also...

    • Decolonize THIS (media) with Angela Sterritt

      27th Oct 2020 12:30 pm to 27th Oct 2020 12:30 pm


      The UBC School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies are pleased to invite you to Decolonize THIS (media), a special talk featuring 2020 UBC Asper Visiting Professor and award-winning journalist, Angela Sterritt and moderated by UBC Associate Professor, Dr. Candis Callison. Register for this free, virtual event here. For...

    • Decolonizing Citations Workshop

      22nd Oct 2020 2:00 pm to 22nd Oct 2020 2:00 pm


      On Oct 22, 3-4:30 PM MST (2-3:30 PST), learn about “citational politics,” existing templates for citing Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Keepers, and current initiatives at X̱wi7x̱wa to further legitimize citing Indigenous Elders/Knowledge Keepers in academia. For more information and registration, click here.