Media Advisory | Jan. 30, 2013

Idle No More Teach-in at UBC

Event: UBC First Nations House of Learning hosts Idle No More Teach-in

Date/Time: Friday, February 1, 1-3 p.m.

Location:  First Nations House of Learning
Sty-Wet-Tan, the Great Hall
1985 West Mall

Map/Parking: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?337

Live blog: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/2013/01/24/idle-no-more-teach-in/  
Broadcast live by CiTR 101.9FM

Assignment editors: Members of the media are welcome to attend the Idle No More Teach-in or follow a live blog of the event at: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/2013/01/24/idle-no-more-teach-in/ (hashtag #UBCteach). Some speakers are available for interviews in advance of the event.


The Idle No More Teach-in will provide a background on the movement, outline the aspects of Bills 38 and 45 that are seen as problematic, and discuss ways that classroom dialogue around this issue can be incorporated in an informed and productive way. Panelists include four UBC Aboriginal faculty members:

Gordon Christie
Director, First Nations Legal Studies

  • Concerns about recent legislation and the impact on Aboriginal and treaty rights

Glen Coulthard
Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies and Political Science

Shelly Johnson
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work

  • Indigenous women in leadership
  • Issues of racism and hatred in Canada and changing attitudes

Dory Nason
Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies and English

For more information, visit: http://aboriginal.ubc.ca/2013/01/24/idle-no-more-teach-in/

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Heather Amos
UBC Public Affairs
Tel: 604.822.3213
Cell: 604.828.3867
Email: heather.amos@ubc.ca

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Idle No More demonstration at the First Nations Longhouse on Jan 3. Photo by: Thane Bonar

Idle No More demonstration at the First Nations Longhouse on Jan 3. Photo by: Thane Bonar

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