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In the News | Weekly News Briefing

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. Keep up with In the News here.


Congratulations Dr. Daniel Justice

We are thrilled to extend our congratulations to CIS Faculty member, Daniel Heath Justice, for being awarded the Distinguished University Scholar Award of 2023! This award, presented every two years, serves as a testament to Dr. Justice’s outstanding scholarship in the areas of English and Critical Indigenous Studies. His commitment to these areas has been […]

Welcome Dr. Tricia Logan

CIS would like to give a warm welcome to Dr. Tricia Logan who will be joining as an Assistant Professor in FNIS! Tricia is a Métis scholar with more than 20 years of experience working with Indigenous communities in Canada. She has her PhD in History and has held roles at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, […]

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Women’s Memorial March – February 14th 2022 Class Cancellations

Dear CIS Community Members, In 1992, the first Women’s Memorial March was held in response to the murder of a woman on Powell Street in the Downtown Eastside. CIS will be cancelling classes on Monday February 14th, 2022 in support of the 31st Annual February 14 Women’s Memorial March. Our annual class cancellation on February […]

Statement on St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School Findings

February 1st, 2022 The news of the location of 93 unmarked graves at the St. Joseph’s Mission Residential School near the community of Williams Lake First Nation is a reminder of the tragic history of Indigenous children in Residential schools. We at CIS recognize these revelations should not be ignored and we should all come […]

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