Event: National Aboriginal leaders, residential school survivors and UBC scholars will participate in a dialogue on the history and legacy of the Indian residential school system.
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Time: Dialogue: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Interview opportunity: 12 p.m. (noon) – 12:30 p.m.
Location: First Nations Long House, 1985 West Mall
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The University of British Columbia is hosting a full-day dialogue on the Indian residential school system. The event aims to foster a better common understanding of the Indian residential school system, its effects and the role that educational institutions can play in addressing them. The event will bring together 200 National Aboriginal leaders, residential school survivors, members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and UBC scholars.
Media can attend the full morning or afternoon sessions and are invited to interview participants during the lunch break. Participants available for interviews include:
- Chief Robert Joseph, executive director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society
- Link Kesler, director of UBC’s First Nations House of Learning, Chair of the First Nations Studies Program (FNSP) and senior advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs
- Marie Wilson, commissioner with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact Thane Bonar at 604.822.4648 or firstname.lastname@example.org .