Dominion Provincial Youth Training Centre

Arts and Humanities: 1990 - 1999

First Nations Studies

The BA in First Nations Studies first started in 1996 and was one of the first degrees offered independently by Malaspina University-College.  This unique and multi-disciplinary program grew from a department committed to the learning and sharing of knowledge about Indigenous peoples. This 1994 photo is of initial faculty, program managers, and elders in the Arts One program which led to the BA in First Nations Studies.  From left to right: Ian Whitehouse, Richard Atleo, Ruth Kroek, Melody Martin, Louise Underwood, and Joyce White.  Missing: Ellen White.

Image courtesy of VIU's First Nations Studies Department

More 1990s photos and articles of the First Nations studies program


Malaspina College's theatre company performed A Country Chorale in 1996.
Director: Tony Bancroft; Musical Director: Bill Costin; Set Designer: Tim Crighton; Lighting Designer: Mike Taugher; Costume Designer: Roberta Doylend; Choreography: Trudi Forrest

Image courtesy of VIU Archives