The 20th National Aboriginal Day is Tuesday, June 21, 2016. Here are some ways you can get involved at UBC or in the community – take the TRC reading challenge, visit the Museum of Anthropology’s Unceeded Territories exhibit or take part in a community event.
Take the Truth and Reconciliation Report Reading Challenge
Join the many people who have pledged to read the Truth and Reconciliation Report. www.trcreadingchallenge.com
Pledge to read the report and challenge another person. Names of those who pledged will be unveiled on June 21st. Be among them and start reading the report on June 21st.
twitter: I challenge @challengedpersonstwitter to make the pledge #TRCreadingchallenge www.TRCreadingchallenge.com
Guided Open House at Audrey & Harry Hawthorn Library & Archives and the Museum of Anthropology (Tour)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Museum of Anthropology
June 21 – 20th National Aboriginal Day
Musqueam Indian Band Aboriginal Day activities
Musqueam Community Recreation Centre, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
More info: http://www.musqueam.bc.ca/events/national-aboriginal-day-musqueam
National Aboriginal Day at Trout Lake
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. http://www.vafcs.org
In celebration of National Aboriginal Day the Musqueam flag will be flown on the flag pole on the plaza on the north side of the Student Union Building, UBC Vancouver.
The Indigitization Tool Kit for First Nations Community Digitization Projects (Presentation)
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Dodson Room (302), Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
Other ways to get involved:
Visit the Museum of Anthropology – Unceded Territories exhibit
Vancouver artist Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, of Coast Salish and Okanagan descent, is showcased in this provocative exhibition of works that confront the colonialist suppression of First Nations peoples and the ongoing struggle for Indigenous rights to lands, resources, and sovereignty.
Museum of Anthropology is free for all UBC students, faculty and staff
6393 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Visit the c̓əsnaʔəm, the city before the city exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver
Vancouver has grown up on unceded Coast Salish territory. It is therefore fitting that an exhibition featuring c̓əsnaʔəm, an important ancestral village of the Musqueam First Nation, be the first story of our Vancouver history galleries.
Museum of Vancouver
at Vanier Park in Kitsilano
1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Visit the MOA website for more information