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UFV Indigenous Hosts N.I.R.E.D 2015: Brenda Sayers addresses Hupacasath First Nation’s court challenge to Canada’s Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement with China

National Indigenous Rights Education Day Speakers Series 2015 was hosted on February 27  in UFV International’s Global Lounge.  Brenda Sayers of Hupacasath First Nation (HFN) spoke about her community’s challenge to the signing, between Canada and China, of the latest of a series of FIPPAs. It is modeled after the  North America Free Trade Agreement between the USA, Mexico, and Canada, but according to Brenda Sayers and the HFN court challenge, CCFIPPA could have far-reaching negative effects on sovereignty for all Canadians, not only First Nations. Her speech outlines the difficulty of the accord, and the outcomes of the appeal, as well as recommendations for the way forward. The full speech and transcripts will be available here very soon.

Tl’o Tem Wiyothtset: It’s Always Our Time at S’eliyemetaxwtexw

In celebration of UFV’s 40th anniversary, the Visual Arts department presents a new title for the gallery space at the Abbotsford campus. The new name, S’eliyemetaxwtexw Art Gallery, will be officially recognized on Tues, Oct 16 at noon in Abby B136. In conjunction with this event, Tl’o Tem Wiyothtset: It’s Always Our Time, an exhibit curated by Laura Wealick and Grace Tsurumaru, will open on the same day. The installation features images from the Place Name Sign program at the Tourism Chilliwack Visitor Centre. Read more



UFV and Stó:lō team up to offer staged reading of The Berlin Blues

The University of the Fraser Valley Theatre department, Stó:lō Nation, and the Stó:lō Research & Resource Management Centre are co-presenting  staged readings of Ojibway playwright Drew Hayden Taylor’s play The Berlin Blues as part of Stó:lō Culture Days 2014. Performances will be on Sat, Sept 27 at 7:30 pm and Sun, Sept 28 at 2 pm at the Stó:lō Resource Centre, 10-7201 Vedder Road in Chilliwack, BC. Read more 
The Lloyd Barber Summit on Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education: Identifying Best Practices is a two-day summit that will take place on May 23 and 24 of 2013.  Organized by the University of Regina, the summit will explore best practices in post-secondary education and the delivery of quality education for Aboriginal peoples in Saskatchewan and beyond.
One of the featured keynote speakers will be Roberta Jamieson, President and CEO of Indspire – a  national organization dedicated to raising funds to deliver programs and provide the necessary tools for Indigenous people, especially youth, to achieve the fullest potential possible. In her keynote address, Jamieson will discuss changes needed and progress being made to close the post-secondary education gap between the Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal population in Canada.
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