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Indigenous Art on UBC Okanagan Campus

A self-guided tour of some Indigenous artwork on display in various locations at the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus.

Readings on Truth & Reconciliation

1. A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada by Aimée Craftand the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

A Knock on the Door is a sober summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada on the ills and malignant legacy of Canada’s residential schools.

2. Calls to Action by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

3. The Challenges of Structural Injustice Reconciliation: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada 

Lu’s distinction between interactional and structural injustice helps to clarify both the normative significance and some of the shortcomings of recommendations adopted by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). At the same time, the TRC highlights three challenges to addressing structural injustice in the context of reconciliation.

4. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society solicits any work purposefully engaged in the decolonization process, regardless of discipline or field, encouraging work that actively seeks undisciplinary connections that work both against and beyond the Western academy. 

5. First Nations in Canada: Decolonization and Self-Determination

The purpose of this paper is to examine how the geo-political and policy relationships have evolved between First Nations and the colonial regimes involved in the formation of Canada as a nation; to consider how Canada as an evolving colonial entity has used education as a process of colonization of First Nation communities, families, and children; and to regard decolonization and self-determination as processes in education that can derail oppression in First Nation communities.

6. Decolonizing the Media: Challenges and Obstacles on the Road to Reconciliation

This publication discusses the 3 calls to action issued by the TRC to the news media regarding the media's role in shaping public opinion. It includes a long history of perpetuating negative stereotypes and under-reporting issues of importance to Indigenous communities.