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Red Dress Day 2024

May 6, 2024 -

May 5 is Red Dress Day, the national day of awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit people. Each year on this day, we wear red to honour our mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins, aunts, siblings and diversely gendered relatives and acknowledge the families and communities that have been impacted by the on-going crisis of MMIWG2S+.

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UVic awarded $8M Canada Excellence Research Chair

November 16, 2023 - Media release

Globally renowned Indigenous art historian and curator Dr. Heather Igloliorte joins the University of Victoria as the inaugural Canada Excellence Research Chair in Decolonial and Transformational Indigenous Art Practices. The $8-million research chair will advance reconciliation through the transformative power of art and innovative exhibition practices and support a new generation of students, researchers, educators, curators and artists to drive change through artistic practice.

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UVic documentary celebrates resilient spirit of Métis nation

November 14, 2023 - Media release

The Métis are often referred to as Canada’s “invisible people” – the “ghosts of the land” – whose stories haunt the country’s collective unconscious. Lii Michif Niiyanaan: We Are Métis is a one-hour documentary that addresses this invisibility by shining a new light on the historical and contemporary experience of Métis people in Canada and providing a space for Métis people to share their diverse perspectives on what it means to be Métis today.

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Learning from lands and waters

June 9, 2023 - The Ring

Andrew Ambers, who graduates this June with a degree in Indigenous Studies and political science, has combined his interests, research, heritage and thought-provoking perspectives on waterways to propose a promising new approach to resource management policy and law.

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Revitalizing laws and legal systems

December 14, 2022 - The Ring

New Indigenous law workshops and educational offerings, in-person and in-community as well as online, articling positions for Indigenous law students, an immersive model of community-based Indigenous legal education and so much more will be made possible by major, multi-year funding from the Law Foundation of British Columbia.

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Q&A on reproductive health research

October 27, 2022 -

When the US Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade in June, it threw into turmoil the issue of reproductive rights south of the border and made abortion activists in Canada and around the world take notice. Two UVic faculty members paid particular attention, as they’d been working on a research project on access to abortion services for Indigenous people.

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