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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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UVic’s future shaped by Indigenous communities

September 25, 2023 - Media release

Unlearning colonial ways is a journey with many steps. For the University of Victoria, those next steps are grounded in language and ancestral teachings—guided by Indigenous communities—to ensure the work is done in a good way. UVic launches Xʷkʷənəŋ istəl | W̱ȻENEṈISTEL | Helping to move each other forward: UVic’s Indigenous Plan. With local Indigenous teachings and Lək̓ʷəŋən and SENĆOŦEN language woven throughout, this new plan proposes a fundamental rethinking of the institution’s approach to learning and work.

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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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