Moving Upstream – report results

MEDIA RELEASE | JANUARY 13, 2009
Study finds high rates of street involved and marginalized Aboriginal youth in B.C.
Teens and communities call for more services for families, youth

A report released today provides a detailed analysis of the experience of marginalized and street involved Aboriginal youth in B.C.

Called Moving Upstream, the report analyzes the experiences in nine B.C. communities of 410 homeless, inadequately housed, street involved and marginalized Aboriginal youth ages 12 to 18. It also includes the response to these findings from Aboriginal community members, and calls for increased services. Continue reading

Indigenous Studies Group to form on campus

Dear colleagues,

We are a cross-disciplinary group of researchers looking to connect with other graduate students and faculty working on Indigenous issues across campus. Please join us for an informal inaugural meeting at Koerner’s Pub, 7:00pm, Thursday 25 September. We’re eager to meet you and hear your thoughts on what direction and form you would like this
group to take.

If you have any questions, or if you’d like to get involved but can’t make this meeting, please contact Rick Ouellet (rick.ouellet@gmail.com) or Chelsea Horton (horton.chelsea@gmail.com).

See you next Thursday!


Chelsea Horton
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History
Sessional Lecturer, Women’s and Gender Studies Program
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada