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Indigenous Cultural Safety
Indian Residential School History and Dialogue Centre
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Our students and graduates work and learn in a variety of settings and on indigenous lands all over the world, but it all begins here at the School, located on the Point Grey campus in Vancouver. We gratefully acknowledge that our students, faculty, and staff gather on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territories of the Coast Salish people, particularly the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nations. In our work and in our curriculum, the School of Nursing at UBC is committed to enacting the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and to upholding the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People. The School aims to increase the number of Indigenous health care providers in Canada and works to improve indigenous health and cultural safety and humility for all nurses. A number of our faculty focus on indigenous health, working in partnership to address the concerns of Indigenous peoples, to confront inequities in the health care system, and to advocate for changes that will benefit all Canadians.