How to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Today is the second National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As a team largely comprised of settlers on this land, we reflect on why this cannot simply become another long weekend. It must be a day to reiterate our commitment to the goal of reconciliation. We can use this day in so many ways. We … Read more

UFV researcher confirmed presumed unmarked graves at Kamloops Residential School

Photo of Dr. Sarah Beaulieu pushing a Ground Penetrating Radar machine in a wooded area, while people with clipboards observe and take notes.

Dr. Sarah Beaulieu, a University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) anthropologist, presented a summary of her ground penetrating radar (GPR) investigation to media Thursday morning at an event held by Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, highlighting 200 “targets of interest” of what are likely to indicate human burials. The Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation have … Read more

Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc press release: KIRS missing children findings but a fraction of investigation and work need to bring peace to families and communities

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CHASI is sharing this press release from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc in support of their investigation of presumed unmarked graves of Indigenous children of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School, which is in part a collaboration with CHASI Faculty Associate Dr. Sarah Beaulieu. July 15, 2021 – Kamloops. Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc calls on people worldwide to … Read more

National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

Three faceless Indigenous women in red dresses. A child dances joyfully, an adult is guarded, and an elder is concerned.

For the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, CHASI’s graphic design intern Celina Koops shares the following illustration and reflection. It was important for me as an Indigenous woman to mark this day of awareness for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. I want my illustration to honour … Read more

Moose Hide Campaign Day

Illustration of an Indigenous woman standing standing in front of the silhoutte of a moose. Text reads "silence is not enough. #MooseHideCampaignDay"

Today marks the 10th annual Moose Hide Campaign Day, which moves to end violence against women and children. The campaign specifically targets men and boys, noting that women have typically been left to take the initiative in speaking out against gender-based violence. The movement takes its name from the moose hide pin supporters are asked … Read more

The significance of a “gift”

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This article by CHASI Research Assistant Chelsea Novakowski is inspired in part by the ongoing observance of International Development Week. In recognition of this week, UFV is also hosting a number of virtual events which are free and open to the everyone. This blog post came about because last week, during my class on aid … Read more