First Peoples House

Panel discussion on B.C.’s DRIPA reveals the long journey from UNDRIP to Bill 41

A panel discussion at UVic’s First Peoples House on Jan. 16 brought together Indigenous speakers to discuss B.C.’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA). The conversation emphasized…

Indigenous stories from UVic featured in The Camp(us)

Throughout history, education has been used to further and institutionalize colonialism. A newly released film shot at UVic seeks to unpack those dynamics, connecting the experiences of students at UVic…

Comedy, laughter used to fundraise for Mauna Kea

Earlier this month, one UVic group used comedy to help protesters thousands of kilometres away. The Centre for Indigenous Research and Community-Led Engagement hosted a comedy night on Sep. 12,…

Orange Shirt Day opens the pathway to truth, and the truth to reconciliation

The glow of brightly-coloured t-shirts worn by hundreds of students, staff, and faculty at UVic on Friday, Sept. 28, demonstrated a dedication to listening to the truth of residential schools…

Home away from home

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on the My UVic Life student blog on Feb. 4, 2015.  The First Peoples House is a beautiful space that holds a heart-warming…

First Peoples House showcases indigenous artists with pop-up art show

There are few buildings that could double as a pop-up art gallery as beautifully as the First Peoples House at UVic. The venue made for a perfect home for the…

About our cover: This is what an Indigenous Student looks like

The Native Student’s Union comprises Indigenous students that come from a wide variety of experiences and Nations. There is no one way to be Indigenous or to look Indigenous. We have many…