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BCHF presents Advocacy Award

The BC Historical Federation presents its inaugural Advocacy Award to Dr. Albert “Sonny” McHalsie (Naxaxalhts’i) & Dr. Keith Thor Carlson who are synonymous with Truth and Reconciliation in the Fraser Valley.

BC Historical Federation (7 Jun 2022)


2022 BC Heritage Award - Indigenous & Diverse Cultures

PARC Collaboratorium project received the Indigenous and Diverse Cultures Outstanding Award. The Collaboratorium brings together opportunities for students to grow critical research skills as well as experience applying them. The results have been transformative for many organizations aligned with the Centre and the Project, because a deeper understanding of historic processes are resulting; shifting ideas and practical action towards reconciliation, awareness, and redress.

Heritage BC (18 May 2022)


Podcast: Indigenous History, Catholicism & Canada

Bigger Than Me Podcast, Aaron Pete, sits down with Dr. Keith Carlson to learn about inidigenous history, colonization, and reconciliation.

Bigger Than Me Podcast (4 Apr 2022)



Club spotlight: Students for indigenization

New UFV student club hopes to spark conversation and indigenize the campus. Guest lecturer and PARC Commitment Leader, Dr. Lolehawk Buker, speaks on decolonization and reconciliation. 

The Cascade (10 Nov 2021)


A brief and brutal history of Canadian Colonialism

Despite the painful history, there's always been Indigenous resistance. Is settler society finally waking up? 

By Dr. Keith Carlson - The Tyee (17 Jun 2021)

ufv blog

Research Excellence Award: Scott Sheffield

Dr. Scott Sheffield, PARC Commitment Leader, recognized for his contributions to Indigenous military history.

UFV Blog (20 May 2021)

PARC in the news


The Abbotsford News, Nov. 14

CBC News, Sept. 26

CBC Radio, Sept. 24

The Abbotsford News, Sept. 17

The Abbotsford News, Feb. 12


The Abbotsford News, Nov. 15

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