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Invitation to the School of Social Work’s Indigenous Speaker Series Event

November 29, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Indigenous Rights Reclamation

On behalf of the School of Social Work, we are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Indigenous Speaker Series Event.

We are honored to have Charlotte (Salla) Sukow, Project Manager for Child and Family Jurisdiction for the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nation and Interim Director of Operations for the Galgapothla (Kwakwala for “to stand together, holding hands”) Society, as our guest speaker. Salla will share insights into the process and success of jurisdictional negotiations with federal and provincial governments to reclaim child and family services for the Gwa’sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Nations on northern Vancouver Island, BC.

Everyone is welcome to attend this important event to learn about this necessary and long-sought-after transformation and the strength, resilience and wisdom of Indigenous communities as they reclaim their inherent right to exercise jurisdiction over child and family services.

Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Time: 5:30-7:30pm PST including time for refreshments

Location: UBC First Nations Longhouse, Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall

This event takes place on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people.

In order to ensure that we can accommodate all of our guests comfortably, we kindly request that you RSVP (if you haven’t already) by November 23rd, 2023 via this link: https://socialwork.ubc.ca/events/event/invitation-indigenous-speaker-series-event/

For more information about the event, please feel free to reach out to Marie Nightbird at marie.nightbird@ubc.ca.

We sincerely hope you join us for what promises to be an insightful evening of learning, sharing and connecting.




November 29, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
First Nations Longhouse
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