Open Dialogues: How to engage and support students in open pedagogies

Open Dialogues
"For David Gaertner, it is important that his students have the opportunity to create work with a broader impact that can live beyond the classroom walls. 'A big part of my pedagogy is getting students to think outside the limitations of the university,' explains Gaertner..."

Indigenous Communities and Family Violence: Changing the Conversation Co-Authored by Dr. Sarah Hunt

Dr. Sarah Hunt’s new co-authored report “Indigenous Communities and Family Violence: Changing the Conversation” was written with Dr. Cindy Holmes for the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health. As stated by the authors the discussion paper is centred on “critically engaging with dominant frameworks and discourses around ‘family violence’ in the context of ongoing colonialism […]


Learn more about FNIS 401V and other courses being offered in the 2017 Summer session.

January is Sexual Assault Awareness month at UBC

1. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Change the Culture: Consent & Anti-Sexualized Violence on Campus by Kim Katrin Milan. Kim will be sharing with us her years of experience doing this work and exploring the topics of consent culture and how to be an ally. She approaches her work from an intersectional framework to deconstruct rape culture, across ability, gender, […]

FNIS 401U / Embodying Our Teachings: Critical Reflections on Our Relations with Land and Community

There are still seats available! If you are interested in this course, please fill out this brief survey: or contact Emily and Victoria at FNIS 401U will critically engage with how colonial encounters experienced by the community and the land have influenced the current learning environment at UBC. We will actively think through the […]

Call for Applications: BC Breath of Life Archival Institute for First Nations Languages

The First Nations & Endangered Languages (FNEL) program, in collaboration with many other resource people at UBC, is hosting a week-long intensive Archival Institute for First Nations Languages from May 14-20, 2017, to explore archives and museum collections at UBC in order to “breathe life” back into the manuscripts and other resources there, and to […]


FNIS is offering a Global Seminar in the Northwest Territories on self determination in theory and practice. This seminar provides an opportunity for collaborative place based research on Yellowknives Dene territory.

The Raven – Annual Publication Now Available

The online version of the FNIS Program’s annual publication, The Raven, is now available on our website. Along with the past publications, this year’s publication features stories from FNIS students, staff and faculty.

Colonization Road by Michelle St. John

We are pleased to announce that Michelle St. John’s documentary, Colonization Road, is a hit of this year’s imagineNative Film Festival! Last year, Michelle was our first (and thus far only) artist in residence, and it was during her residency that she was working on the final edits of the film.  Michelle is planning to do […]

‘Indigenous London’ re-imagines colonial telling of London’s past

Congratulations to Professor Coll Thrush on the publication of his new book “Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire” Read here for further details: Indigenous London article