Events and News

January 23, 2019

17th Annual Indigenous Graduate Student Symposium (IGSS), March 15 & 16, 2019 SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts

Please note: The deadline for abstracts is January 28, 2019

We will be updating our website frequently, so please visit us often. 

To help the planning committee prepare for catering etc please: RSVP Here

Reflecting Upon our Journeys: Addressing the Path of

Reclamation, Restoration & Resurgence

Simon Fraser University & University of British Columbia Partnership

Keynote Speakers:

Friday, March 15, 2019, 5 PM to 8 PM

Grand Chief Phillip Stewart ʔaʔsiwɬ Syilx/Okanagan, Penticton Indian Band, LLD. (Hon.) UBC

Honouring Dr. Jo-nn Archibald (Update as of January 23, 2019)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Dr. Margaret Kovach Sakewew p'sim iskwew/Plains Cree and Saulteaux, Pasqua First Nation, PhD. University of Saskatchewan

Guided by ancestral teachings, IGSS 2019 encourages dialogue on Indigeneity in the academy through: 1) Reclamation - language, stories, history, place and partnerships, 2) Restoration – social justice, education, policies, recognition and Indigenization, and 3) Resurgence - research, traditional knowledge, cultural identity, resistance and socio-ecological responsibility.  Learning is encouraged through reciprocal discourse focusing on knowing, being and doing ‘in a good way’.

PDF Files for IGSS 2019--Abstracts due by January 28, 2019, 6 PM (PST)

Call for Abstracts

Event Poster


January 14, 21, & 28, 2019, 1607 East Hastings, Vancouver BC

Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Society (V.A.F.C.S.), Pow Wow Pump Classes

Facilitated by Shyama Priya and open to the community. See link below for more details and other dates.  Contact Jaye Simpson @ 604-251-4844 ext. 311 for questions.

Poster for printing