Indigenous Insight Week

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From excellent films and food to guided campus tours and thought-provoking discussions. Find your spark.

Events for UBC Student Housing residents only. All events are free, except for the food pop-up!

Events | October 22–28

MONDAY, OCTOBER 22

CELEBRATION

Launch of Musqueam house logos for residents of həm̓ləsəm̓, q̓ələχən, and c̓əsnaʔəm houses.

Are you a resident of one of these houses? You’ll receive an invitation with more detail prior to the event.

Totem Park
Evening

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

FILM + Q&A

Watch the award-winning documentary All Our Father’s Relations. Filmmaker in attendance.

Place Vanier, Shrum Lounge
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

FOOD POP-UP

Experience local Indigenous cuisine.

Feast (Totem Park)
11:30 am–1:30 pm

PANEL + Q&A

Learn about the revitalization of Indigenous traditions and practices.

Totem Park, Commonsblock Ballroom
6:30 pm–8 pm

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

FOOD POP-UP

Experience local Indigenous cuisine.

Gather (Vanier)
11:30 am–1:30 pm

FILM + Q&A

Watch the documentary cə̓snaʔəm, the city before the city. Q&A with Musqueam cast member.

Totem Park, Commonsblock Ballroom
6:30 pm–8:30 pm

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

FOOD POP-UP

Experience local Indigenous cuisine.

Open Kitchen (Orchard)
11:30 am–1:30 pm

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

WALKING TOUR

Visit Indigenous sites on campus with an expert guide.

Orchard Commons (meet at the entrance near Open Kitchen)
4 pm–5:30 pm

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

FILM + Q&A

Watch the award-winning documentary All Our Father’s Relations. Filmmaker in attendance.

Marine Drive, Commonsblock Ballroom
4 pm–6 pm

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Questions?

Check out the detailed event descriptions below. If you don’t find the answer to your question, ask your RA!

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Event Descriptions

Monday, October 22

Celebration | Launch of Musqueam house logos | Totem | Evening | By invitation only

Residents of həm̓ləsəm̓, q̓ələχən, and c̓əsnaʔəm houses: come celebrate with us when we launch the new logos for the three houses at Totem Park named by the Musqueam Nation. Invitations will be sent prior to the event.

Musqueam artist and UBC student Diamond Point recently designed logos for həm̓ləsəm̓, q̓ələχən, and c̓əsnaʔəm houses at Totem Park Residence — houses whose names were gifted by
the Musqueam Nation. Diamond’s designs were selected as part of a 2018 logo contest open to aspiring Musqueam artists and youth. Residents from these houses are welcome to join us in unveiling the designs and to meet the artist.

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Tuesday, October 23

Film + Q&A | All Our Father’s Relations | Vanier, Shrum Lounge | 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

This award-winning documentary was created by a number of people who have special ties to UBC, including Larry Grant who is our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. You will have a special opportunity to ask Producer Sarah Ling questions after the screening.

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Wednesday, October 24

Indigenous Food Pop-up | Feast | 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Tantalize your tastebuds with a mouth-watering Indigenous menu featuring Alder Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon, Wild Mushroom Ragout, Wild Rice Pilaf, Fire Roasted Chilliwack Corn and Traditional Bannock at Feast (October 24), Gather (October 25) and Open Kitchen (October 26).

Panel + Q&A | Centring Indigenous Voices | Totem, Commonsblock Ballroom | 6:30 pm–8 pm

This panel will feature speakers who are passionate about the the revitalization of Indigenous traditions and practices. In their research and community partnerships, Indigenous voices are central. There will be a public Q&A after the panel, moderated by Prof-in-Residence Dr. Michael Griffin!

Panelists

  • Dr. Mark Turin, Associate Professor, First Nations & Endangered Languages and Anthropology
  • Lyana M. Patrick, PhD Candidate – School of Community and Regional Planning, Member of Stellat’en (Carrier) First Nation (Carrier Nation)
  • Adina Williams, Student in First Nations & Indigenous Studies and Anthropology, Member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation

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Thursday, October 25

Indigenous Food Pop-Up | Gather | 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Tantalize your tastebuds with a mouth-watering Indigenous menu featuring Alder Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon, Wild Mushroom Ragout, Wild Rice Pilaf, Fire Roasted Chilliwack Corn and Traditional Bannock at Feast (October 24), Gather (October 25) and Open Kitchen (October 26).

Film | c̓əsnaʔəm̓: the city before the city + Q&A | Totem, Commonsblock Ballroom | 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Through the voices of the Musqueam First Nation, cə̓snaʔəm, the city before the city shares deeply-rooted community knowledge of Musqueam’s living culture and ongoing relationship with their ancestral and unceded territory now known as metro Vancouver. You will have the special opportunity to meet one of the cast at the screening and ask questions.

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Friday, October 26

Indigenous Food Pop-Up | Open Kitchen | 11:30 am–1:30 pm

Tantalize your tastebuds with a mouth-watering Indigenous menu featuring Alder Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon, Wild Mushroom Ragout, Wild Rice Pilaf, Fire Roasted Chilliwack Corn and Traditional Bannock at Feast (October 24), Gather (October 25) and Open Kitchen (October 26).

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Saturday, October 27

Tour | Guided walking tour on campus | Orchard | 4 pm–5:30 pm

Did you know that totem poles are not local to Vancouver? Find out more on this walking tour to special sites like the double-headed serpent post and the reconciliation pole! Participants will meet outside of Orchard Commons, and the tour will end at the Museum of Anthropology (entry is free with your student ID). The tour will be led by Sarah Ling (SHHS Project Manager – Indigenous Focus) and members of the Totem Park Outreach Committee.

Meet at the entrance near Open Kitchen. Look for the tour sign!

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Sunday, October 28

Film + Q&A | All Our Father’s Relations | Marine Drive, Commonsblock Ballroom | 4 pm–6 pm

This award-winning documentary was created by a number of people who have special ties to UBC, including Larry Grant who is our Elder-in-Residence at the First Nations House of Learning. You will have a special opportunity to ask Producer Sarah Ling questions after the screening.

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Ignite your curiosity

Explore our location on Musqueam territory.

Explore our location on Musqueam territory

Discover more Indigenous initiatives.

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Listen to Indigenous radio.

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