Cultural Competency

Practice Point

23
Jan

Welcome to Our Homelands

The Immigrant Services Society of BC has produced Welcome to Our Homelands, a brief video featuring six Indigenous individuals extending a welcome to newcomers.

16
Dec

25 years of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic

ALUMNI GATHERED AT THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY LEGAL CLINIC in November 2019 to celebrate the ongoing work and presence of the ICLC in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.

25
Nov

The Role of an Elder

Here are a few sources of information on the role of an Elder.

18
Nov

Jordan’s Principle: Indigenous Children Deserve Care, Not Funding Disputes

“Jordan’s Principle is about ensuring First Nations children receive the services they need when they need them.” (First Nations Health Authority)

13
Nov

Louis Riel Day is November 16 in Canada

November 2019 I AM PROUD OF MY MÉTIS HERITAGE, and I was moved to watch the flag rise in front of the people’s house. So said BC Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Carole James in 2017 as she joined other Métis and provincial government representatives in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings to …

7
Nov

Beyond the Binary: Two-Spirit People

Two-spirit identity is a critical and integral reconciliation and decolonization issue.

25
Oct

Culture is Not a Costume

“OUR CULTURE IS NOT A COSTUME,” said Calgarian Michelle Robinson. “We are real people with a real culture and depicting it incorrectly just adds to negative stereotypes and adds to violence we face.”

2
Oct

Indigenous Healing in Federal Corrections

Although Canada’s Criminal Code mandates that all sanctions other than imprisonment are to be considered with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders, the proportion of Aboriginal admissions to adult custody has been trending upwards for a decade. Many of the Elders attending to Indigenous offenders were child survivors of the residential school system.

30
Sep

Orange Shirt Day

Your schoolkids may already know it’s Orange Shirt Day today, September 30, 2019—a day to honour the memory of Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

23
Sep

When Children Read About Residential Schools

Should children’s books on residential schools carry a trigger warning? Media Indigena host Rick Harp discusses a news item with his guests, Alberta Native Studies prof Kim TallBear  and UBC Journalism prof Candis Callison, in Episode 105 of the podcast.

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