National Aboriginal Day 2017

Wednesday, June 21 is National Aboriginal Day. Today, and everyday, the Faculty of Forestry honors the Musqueam people, on whose traditional, ancestral and unceded territory we do our work. UBC Forestry has the privilege of working with many Indigenous communities from geographically diverse territories. In honour of these communities and National Aboriginal History month, we would like to highlight some of these research projects taking place around the world.

Today, all Canadians are invited to take part to learn about the history, cultures and traditions of Indigenous peoples in their communities. Visit the Canada.ca website for a list of activities taking place across the country. Some local highlights include the Museum of Anthropology’s Gallery of Northwest Coast Masterworks, UBC Library’s 5th annual Aboriginal UnHistory Month exhibit, and the National Aboriginal Day celebration at Trout Lake Park.

National Aboriginal Day is happening immediately prior to the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association conference, which is taking place at UBC from June 22-24, 2017. NAISA is the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research. The faculty would like to congratulate all of its members who will be presenting their work at the conference.