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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. Dory Nason

Dr. Dory Nason was elected to serve a second term as President of the Faculty Association, the union representing all faculty across UBC campusses. To view the results of the election please click below.

How Pasang Yangjee Sherpa honours Indigenous wisdom on her quest for climate justice

Dr. Pasang Yangjee Sherpa is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies and the Department of Anthropology. She is internationally recognized for her contributions to discussions on Indigeneity in the Himalayas and inter-related discussions on climate justice. Please click the link below to learn more about Dr. Sherpa’s work on the UBC […]

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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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