UBC’s First Nation building

The last building I revisited on UBC’s campus was the First Nation building. I passed over sx whek’wmet (that which is used to remember) or Memorial Drive and walked down the steps and into a different world once I entered the building.

First Nation studies bldg, UBC
Part of the First Nation studies building, UBC

Not only was the exterior of the building impressive, but the carvings and artwork within set the building above and beyond any other on campus.

Seminar room, First Nation studies bldg
Seminar room, First Nation studies building

Before I left, I glanced the framed photos on a wall of previous First Nation students who had passed through UBC successfully. What disappointed me though, was considering the population in and around Vancouver, the number of students wasn’t high — a sign that injustices take generations to overcome.

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