Socials 10 Explores First Nations History at UBC

By Mr. Andrew Bendl, Head of Social Studies

On May 15, Social Studies 10 students explored various First Nations landmarks at UBC, including the Reconciliation Pole, the new Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre, the 100 Years of Loss exhibit in Koerner Library, and the Culture at the Centre exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology.  

The field trip was part of our unit on residential schools developed by Ms. Diamond Point ’12, Senior School Arts Assistant and First Nations Liaison. (Diamond is a member of Musqueam First Nation). The unit concluded this week with a visit from two residential school survivors, Mary Jane Joe and Wayne Campbell, who attended several schools in BC, including Kamloops Residential School. They participated in a talking circle with students and we look forward to working with them again. Thank you to Ms. Point for arranging this visit and for developing these learning experiences for our students.