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INDIGENOUS NEWS & INFORMATION FOR THE UBC COMMUNITY
CURATED BY CIS & AISA


June 11th, 2021

CIS & AISA News:

  • Counselling and Wellness Services
  • 21W Course Offerings, Approved Course List & Feedback Survey
  • Get a copy of the 2019/2020 spa:l'/the Raven!

News & Events:

  • National Indigenous History Month
  • July 28-30 - Indigenous MD Admissions Workshop
  • Course Offerings at the Haida Gwaii Institute
Job & Scholarship Opportunities
  • Response: Soft Action Workshops with The Polygon Gallery
  • June 11 - Film Internship, Shadow of the Rougarou
. . .
 
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CIS & AISA NEWS

Counselling and Wellness Services

It is a difficult time right now. Your mental health and wellness matters. Find wellness resources on our website. For UBC Counselling Services, please contact them via phone (604-822-3811).

As well, please see below a list of student and community supports we have put together in light of the recent news about the burials at Kamloops Residential School. 

Student Supports

  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line.
  • Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in BC to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.
  • Indigenous UBC students can access support via the Student Health and Wellbeing portal.

Community Supports:

  • The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) offers support for Indigenous people (status and non-status) who have had members of their family attend residential school. Please review this information here. Here’s a list of service providers registered with health benefits at their website or call 1-855-550-5454
  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line
  • The KUU-US Crisis Line Society operates a 24-hour provincial Aboriginal Crisis line for: adults, elders and youth. See more here.
    Adult/Elder Crisis Line: 250-723-4050 
    Child/Youth Crisis Line: 250-723-2040
    BC Wide Toll Free: 1-800-588-8717
    Métis Crisis Line BC Toll Free: 1-833-638-4722
  • The Indian Residential School Survivors Society (IRSSS) provides essential services to Residential School Survivors, their families, and to those dealing with intergenerational trauma. Call toll free: 1-800-721-0066.
  • The BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres supports Aboriginal Friendship Centres across the province that support urban Aboriginal people. You can learn more about the Friendship Centre model, provincial initiatives and programs, and connect with local Friendship Centres here
  • The Hope for Wellness Help Line is open to all Indigenous Peoples across Canada, and offers 24-hour mental health counselling, via phone 1-855-242-3310 or chat Line.
  • Call 310-6789 (no area code needed) toll-free anywhere in BC to access emotional support, information and resources specific to mental health and substance use issues. Available 24 hours a day.

Find more resources for student health here

21W Course Offerings, Approved Course List and Feedback Survey

21W FNIS and FNEL courses are now available on the SSC! Please check out our course offerings in advance of registration. 

As well, please refer to our website for the Approved Course List for the 2021 Summer Session. Find the 21S ACL here!

We would appreciate any feedback you may have as an FNEL or FNIS student on the ACL. Please find the feedback form here

2019/20 spa:l'/the Raven is now available!

The 2019/20 edition of the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies' annual magazine, spa:l', is now available! Thank you to all the contributors for the care, thought and energy they put into their pieces.

Check out the online edition here.

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the magazine, please complete this Qualtrics form.

If you have any questions, please contact cis.comms@ubc.ca.

NEWS & EVENTS

National Indigenous History Month

The first of June marks the start of National Indigenous History Month. We'll be celebrating with Media Mondays on our social media. Stay turned!

Indigenous MD Admissions Workshop

Are you an Indigenous student interested in a career in medicine?

UBC will be hosting their 18th Annual Indigenous MD Admissions Workshop (formerly the Indigenous MD Pre-admissions workshop) from July 28-30, 2021, co-hosted with the Northern Medical Program.

It is a free event and will be VIRTUAL via ZOOM.

Learn more about the program here.

Apply to the program here

Haida Gwaii Institute

  Haida Gwaii Institute is excited to be offering six online undergraduate courses this fall and winter, two of which are brand new.

They include:

  • HGSE 372 - Language & Cultural Continuity with Jasḵwaan Bedard on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30am to 12pm PST
  • HGSE 370 - Introduction to Resilience Theory in Community with Dr. MIchele-Lee Moore & Dr. Dan McCarthy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am to 12pm PST
  • HGSE 360 - Ocean People, Culture & Tradition with Gid Yahk'ii Sean Young on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 2:30pm PST
  • HGSE 320A - Marine Conservation in British Columbia with Dr. Lais Chaves on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1pm to 2:30pm PST
  • HGSE 359 - Ecosystem Based Management
with Dr. Hilary Thorpe on Fridays from 10am to 1pm PST
  • HGSE 362 - Fisheries Co-Management on the North Pacific Coast 
with Dr. Sarah Harper on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11am PST

They consider applicants not currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program, students that have taken a break from school, and mature students who have not attended post-secondary but have other achievements including community leadership, work experience, self-knowledge, as well as other skills and competencies.

Visit their website for more information and to register.  

JOB & SCHOLARSHIP 
OPPORTUNITIES

Response: Soft Action Workshops with The Polygon Gallery

Calling photographers, filmmakers, and visual storytellers! The Polygon Gallery is pleased to announce Response: Soft Action.⁠

This is an opportunity to create photographic or video work through exploratory workshops with contemporary Indigenous artists.⁠ Workshops will take place during Summer and Fall 2021, helping participants create original work that will be shown at The Polygon Gallery, North Vancouver in Winter 2022.⁠

To learn more about the Response program and to access the online application form, please visit here

Film Internship, Shadow of the Rougarou

The series, Shadow of the Rougarou, is currently seeking Métis, First Nations and Inuit youth ages 16-30 to support their project.

This opportunity will take place between June & July 2021.

Apply by June 11! Learn more here.

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