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

    • Indigenous Graduation Celebration Spring 2022

      25th May 2022 11:00 am to 25th May 2022 11:00 am


      On Wednesday, May 25th 2022, join us for a graduation celebration to honour our Indigenous students who have completed their final Fall 2021 and/or Spring 2022 courses! We welcome students and their guests to celebrate this momentous milestone with us in the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre from 11:00am—1:00pm, where there will be sit down meal service, speeches for the Graduates, photo slide shows and more! We hope to see you there.

    • FNIS & FNEL Anniversaries

      20th May 2022 to 20th May 2022


      Today marks the important anniversary of both the First Nations and Indigenous Studies (FNIS) and the First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL) departments, here at UBC. Join us in acknowledging the meaningful work that both programs engage in with students and community alike.

    • Research Talk: Krista ᐅᓗᔪᒃ Zawadski

      20th Apr 2022 10:00 am to 20th Apr 2022 10:00 am


      Join us for Krista ᐅᓗᔪᒃ Zawadski’s research talk on April 20th at 10 am via Zoom. Zawadski will be delivering a talk, “Collecting from Within: Inuit Knowledge and Museum Collections.” Access the Zoom link here.

    • Research Talk: Daniel Sims

      13th Apr 2022 10:00 am to 13th Apr 2022 10:00 am


      Join us for Dr. Daniel Sims’ research talk on April 13th at 10 am via Zoom. Dr. Sims will be delivering a talk, “A Forgotten Land: Tsek’ehne Concepts of Wilderness and Development in the Finlay-Parsnip Watershed of Northern British Columbia, 1871-1956.” Access the Zoom link here.

    • FNIS 400: Practicum Presentations

      30th Mar 2022 10:45 am to 30th Mar 2022 10:45 am


      FNIS 400 Students’ Practicum Presentations will take place from 10:45am-3:30pm on Wednesday, March 30th. The event will be virtual via Zoom. To RSVP, please respond to this survey. Please see the FNIS Practicum Presentation Poster here.

    • Rattlemaking Workshop

      24th Mar 2022 6:00 pm to 24th Mar 2022 6:00 pm


      Please join the Indigenous Committee and the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies for a rattle making workshop on March 24th 2022 at 6:00pm – 8:30pm Where: This is a hybrid event. For in-person, visit the AMS Nest Room 2504. For Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/62439365811?pwd=N1l0S1RJeXBqc1RxRnNUR1V1dk1Vdz09 Who: Any Indigenous Committee member, and FNIS or FNEL student. 10 spots are...

    • ISSA: Red Rose Tea, Talk, & Timbits

      17th Mar 2022 3:00 pm to 17th Mar 2022 3:00 pm


      Join the Indigenous Studies Student Association at the UBC Rose Garden for Red Rose Tea, Talk, & Timbits on Thursday March 17th, from 3-4pm. If it is raining, we will meet in Buchanan E-273. We hope to see you there!

    • CIS x AISA: Longhouse Lunch

      16th Mar 2022 12:00 pm to 16th Mar 2022 12:00 pm


      CIS and AISA are cohosting an FNHL Lunch on Wednesday March 16 from 12pm-2pm. For more details, email Siera Stonechild, CIS’ Outreach and Engagement Specialist (siera.stonechild@ubc.ca).

    • CIS Wellness: On-the-Go Breakfast

      25th Nov 2021 12:00 pm to 25th Nov 2021 12:00 pm


      Join us on Thursday, November 25th, 12-2pm, for our on-the-go breakfast event. We’ll be in E-273 (Second floor of Buchanan E) making energy bites and smoothies. This event is open to all FNIS and FNEL students! Hope to see you there!

    • UBC Reads Sustainability with Dallas Hunt

      18th Nov 2021 4:00 pm to 18th Nov 2021 4:00 pm


      Join UBC Sustainability for a reading by Dallas Hunt from CREELAND, a collection of poetry concerned with connections to home and language, even from great distances, and the power of these connections as part of a process of creating, living, and flourishing. “The poems in this collection are preoccupied with the role of Indigenous aesthetics...

    • Longhouse Lunch: CIS and AISA

      17th Nov 2021 12:00 pm to 17th Nov 2021 12:00 pm


      We have teamed up with Arts Indigenous Student Advising to co-host the Longhouse Lunch on November 17th from 12pm to 2pm! Stop in to meet your advisors, chat with some upper year Arts students, and learn more about what CIS and AISA do! See you on the 17th!

    • “ISSA” Scary Movie!

      28th Oct 2021 12:00 pm to 28th Oct 2021 12:00 pm


      This Thursday October 28th, from 12-2pm, join the Indigenous Studies Students’ Association (ISSA) and CIS for our Halloween event! Come out to E-273 (second floor of Buchanan E, south end of the hallway). We’ll be showing a Halloween classic, handing out colouring sheets, popcorn & goodie bags. Feel free to wear your costume! This event...

    • 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.