June marks the beginning of Indigenous History Month in Canada - a month dedicated to recognize the heritage, history and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people. During the month of June, and throughout the year, celebrate the contribution of Indigenous students, faculty and staff at UBC.
UBC Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (G+PS) supports Indigenous graduate students and celebrates their contributions to the UBC community.
Indigenous Research Learn more about resources for Indigenous research
Decolonization & Anti-Racism Research Guide
UBC's X̱wi7x̱wa Library created the Decolonization & Anti-Racism Research Guide to assist researchers in learnring about decolonization, anti-racism, and finding open-access information resources for their research. The guide offers strategies for researchers and key resources as well.
Indigenous community-based research
UBC's Indigenous Research Support Initiative developed the Principles of engagement for Indigenous community-based research in consultation with communities. The guide supports collborative work with communities and a framework for Indigenous research that is respectful and reciprocal to all involved.
Listen and learnIndigenous-themed podcasts and books
IRSHDC Podcasts: Love, Land, & Spirit
Written and hosted by a team of four Indigenous youth, Love, Land & Spirit is a podcast series about connection, community, culture and Indigeneity. The podcast features discussion between youth and Knowledge Holders – in conversation and celebration of Indigenous joy and excellence.
From UBC's Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre (IRSHDC)
Book recommendations and videos
UBC's Learning Circle has curated a short list of recommended reading for Indigenous History Month. Their website also features videos from past webinars and events with Indigenous Knowledge Holders, Elders and community members.
Seven Indigenous-themed podcasts to enlighten you
CBC Radio compiled an excellent list of podcasts that explore Indigenous history in Canada and educate listeners about topics such as colonization, language loss, land claims and food sovereignty.
From CBC Radio
ParticipateUpcoming UBC and community events
Summer institute for Indigenous graduate students
G+PS is offering a summer institute specifically for incoming and current Indigenous graduate students at UBC, happening July 11-17. Find out more.
Shake Up: Preserving What We Value
This exhibition explores the convergence of earthquake science and technology with the Indigenous knowledge and oral history of the living cultures represented in MOA’s Northwest Coast collection. Visit UBC's Musuem of Anthropology to learn more.
Supporting Indigenous languages
UBC's Xwi7xwa Library has curated resources and an exhibit around the theme of supporting Indigenous language revitalization. Learn more or visit the exhibit in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.
Find other events open to the general public at UBC Events.
It is essential for everyone on campus to create an inclusive environment where students feel comfortable and safe while pursuing their studies. Graduate students from equity deserving groups enrich our educational environment tremendously through their outstanding scholarship, unique perspectives, knowledge traditions, and lived experiences. We celebrate these strengths and recognize diversity of perspectives as central to supporting academic excellence.