Indigenous History Month Events

Celebrate Indigenous History Month and Pride Month with all-Indigenous burlesque collective Virago Nation!

This digital event is unlike any burlesque show you have seen online or on stage. Hear from each performer as they share personal stories about their connection to their Indigeneity, their sexuality, and how it influences their performances. Part documentary, part burlesque spectacle, this showcase is more revealing than any other Virago Nation show.

The show will begin at 5pm and a talk-back with members of Virago Nation will follow.

Register here.

KPU National Indigenous History Month Events

Join us to celebrate and honour the rich cultures, languages,  histories and diversity of Indigenous Peoples as part of National Indigenous History Month events. 

We extend our thanks and heartfelt appreciation to Elder Lekeyten and Cheryl, Kwuntiltunaat (Kim Baird, KPU Chancellor) and President Davis for sharing video messages to kick off the events.  Videos and additional information on events can be found here.      

 These events will be held via zoom so please register and a link will be sent a couple days prior to the event date.

Where Indigenous Education and Sustainability Intersect

mplementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Canada means establishing a road map for lasting reconciliation, and education is often at the centre. For colleges and institutes, that means finding a balance between culturally relevant and accessible programming for Indigenous populations and strategies that enrich mainstream learning models with traditional knowledge. But in many ways, education is also about the long-term sustainability of Indigenous communities.

If sustainability means leaving no one behind, how can we ensure equitable access to post-secondary education for Indigenous populations remains top of mind? How can traditional knowledge be scaled to influence sustainable policy and in what ways must our educational models be changed?

In this episode of Perspectives LIVE, our expert guests will explore where and how Indigenous education and sustainability intersect.

June 9, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST

Register here.

Virtual National Indigenous Peoples Day in Surrey

Hosted by the Local Land Based Nations, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations, Surrey’s National Indigenous Peoples Day is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous People past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community. 

The virtual broadcast will include cultural sharing from Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie First Nations, and Nova Métis with teachings and practice through art, music, storytelling and dance. 

We look forward to bringing you: 

  • The Wild Moccasin Dancers, (Shyama-Priya and David Whitebean)
  • Stars of the North Drum Group, (LaDonna Wiks-Joseph name by Wata)
  • XiQuelem, (Eugene Harry)
  • Brown Bear Woman, (Candace Hill Trevena)
  • JB the First Lady, (Jerilynn Webster)
  • Métis Jigging, (Madelaine McCallum)
  • And more!

June 21, 2021

Details can be found here.