Indigenous-centred spaces take root at Canadian universities

UBC’s Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre was featured in a Globe and Mail story about the increase of indigenous-centred spaces on campuses.

When the centre is complete, it will be a community visiting place and include documents from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in multimedia forms.

“To have something that clearly announces not only that there is aboriginal history, but that it matters and that there is lots of information available to help people understand it, really changes the landscape of how we think about our country’s history,” said Linc Kesler, director of the First Nations House of Learning at UBC and project co-ordinator.