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Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada: Mapping Residential Schools
September 26, 2023 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
In the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation, this event will be an opportunity to locate various Indian Residential Schools (IRS) on an Indigenous territorial map of what we call Canada, as well as provide educational information about profiled Residential Schools. We hope that the Indigenous Atlas will help you identify where IRS were located and provide you with some history about what happened to Indigenous children in Canada.
The 25-by-35-foot, Indigenous territorial map of what we call Canada will be on display in the Ballroom (UNC 200) on September 26 from 10 am to 1 pm for UBC Okanagan students, faculty, and staff to view in order to further their learning about the traditional territories of Indigenous Peoples and the history of IRS in what we call Canada.
All are welcome and no registration is required.
Questions? Contact Naim Cardinal, Education Facilitator in Indigenous Program and Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of the information shared in the exhibit may be distressing and triggering. If you require emotional support or assistance, we encourage you to reach out to your personal support systems and/or contact the following:
- Indian Residential School Survivors Society: toll-free at 1-800-721-0066 or the 24-hour crisis line at 1-866-925-4419
- KUU-US Crisis Line Society, a 24-hour provincial Indigenous crisis line: adults call 250-723-4050; children and youth call 250-723-2040; or toll-free 1-800-588-8717.
- UBC Okanagan Health and Wellness: all registered students have free 24/7 access to the UBC Student Assistance Program; toll-free 1-833-590-1328.