In The News | August 23-27

Each week, we feature a few articles about Indigenous news, issues and initiatives with a local, national and global focus. We feature these as an educational resource, and they should not be construed as an official stance or reflective of the opinions or beliefs of the Institute, CIS staff or faculty.

For the week of August 23-27:


  • New children’s book from B.C. author Ren Wikinanish Louie, a member of the Ahousaht First Nation on Flores Island, B.C. celebrates Nuu-chah-nulth family and culture ‘Drum From The Heart’ tells the story of a young boy who learning to drum and sing traditional songs. It is colour illustrated by Arts Indigenous Students Advisors, Karlene Harvey! Read all about it in this CBC article, here.
  • Tanya Talaga writing book on residential schools by Priscilla Wolf for APTN


Events & Opportunities

  • Tickets are available now for this exclusive book launch event with Indigenous leader and former federal cabinet minister Wilson-Raybould, one of the most high-profile political figures in Canada, through Vancouver Writers Fest. Read more and reserve your virtual seat at here.
  • CIS is participating in Imagine Day this year! Imagine Day is an opportunity for first year and transfer students to ask questions about different areas of study, courses, and more.
    Come visit us at our booth in Buchanan Courtyard from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Pick up some Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies swag and learn more about our programs, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and First Nations and Endangered Languages.