On September 18, the University of British Columbia will suspend its classes to enable the students and faculty and its UBC community members to participate in an historic national event – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The TRC was established in 2008 to gather testimony on survivors’ experiences of the Indian Residential Schools which operated in Canada from 1875-1996.
Learn more about the TRC and events at UBC and around Vancouver by visiting the Indian Residential School Initiative / ourtruth website at: http://irsi.aboriginal.ubc.ca/. Watch the short “Our Truth UBC – September 18” video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjXM5SSzJ-s&feature=youtu.be.
Explore the Library’s “Indian Residential Schools in Canada” online research guide at: http://guides.library.ubc.ca/irss?hs=a.
Visit the special TRC exhibit at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre by the Museum of Anthropology, the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology, Xwi7xwa Library, the First Nations Studies Program, the First Nations Language Program, Musqueam Indian Band (Language and Culture Department) – runs from September 17 to October 31.
Visit the Library’s TRC displays and exhibits at these UBC campus locations: Education Library, Koerner Library, and Asian Library – see their “Hours & Locations” listed at: http://hours.library.ubc.ca/.
Did You Know?
The Xwi7xwa Library has a community with growing collections in cIRcle, UBC’s Digital Repository. Find various one-of-a-kind scholarly research items such as First Nations community and experiences, Indigenous education and much more. Visit the Xwi7xwa Library collections in cIRcle at: https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/29911.
Above image is courtesy of UBC’s Indian Residential School Initiative / ourtruth website