Eldon Yellowhorn: Scholarly Impact of the Week

September 28, 2022

SFU Indigenous Studies Professor Dr. Eldon Yellowhorn has been interviewed by SFU Research for the Scholarly Impact of the Week about about his work on the Brandon Indian Residential School (IRS) Cemeteries Project.

As one of Canada's first collaborative, in-depth research investigations into unmarked graves associated with a residential school, Yellowhorn hopes that their efforts will provide a framework that can be adopted and applied by other Indigenous communities, as a guide to initiate and proceed in their own process. “It is very important for our communities to have control over our lives and histories,” he says. “We hope this project shows that we are capable of doing this work within the community and we do not have to wait for outside experts—we can be the experts.” 

Read the interview with Dr. Yellowhorn, titled "Residential school research project reunites children with their communities," at SFU Research's website.