Signing of Memorandum of Understanding - 2021

10 Dec 2021

Dr. Helen Brown and PhD student Kelsey Timler were invited to witness a historical event on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. They were present among the invited guests when President Santa Ono signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of British Columbia and the Tŝilhqot’in National Government.

Representing the Tsilhqot’in Nation in the signing of the memorandum were:

Nits’ilʔin Joe Alphonse - Tribal Chairman (Tŝilhqot’in) 
Nits’ilʔin Otis Guichon – Vice Chairman (Tŝideldel)
Nits’ilʔin Francis Laceese – (Tl’esqox)
Nits’ilʔin Troy Baptiste – (ʔEsdilagh)
Nits’ilʔin Jimmy Lulua – (Xeni Gwet’in) and
Nits’ilʔin Lennon Solomon (Yuneŝit’in)

"Because of our work with the Tsilhqot’in Nation," said Dr. Brown, "Kelsey Timler and I were invited to witness the signing ceremony. It was quite a powerful experience of decolonization and reconciliation within the research context!" Please read more about Dr. Brown's important work here:

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This story was covered in the Vancouver Sun and the official UBC announcement is below.

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