Shirin Ebadi, Des­mond Tutu, and the Dalai Lama

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Hon­orary de­grees were con­ferred upon No­bel Peace Prize re­cip­i­ents Arch­bishop Des­mond Tutu, His Ho­li­ness the XIV Dalai Lama and hu­man-rights ac­tivist Pro­fes­sor Shirin Ebadi on April 19, 2004. Jo-ann Archibald, as­so­ci­ate dean for In­dige­nous Ed­u­ca­tion at UBC, re­mem­bers Musqueam’s com­mu­nity lead­ers and el­ders wel­com­ing the Dalai Lama to Musqueam’s an­ces­tral and un­ceded lands at UBC. “The Dalai Lama was draped in a Sal­ish robe while he stood on cedar boughs in the First Na­tions Long­house,” she re­calls. “Ea­gle down feath­ers were sprin­kled in the air to sym­bol­ize the high­est re­spect In­dige­nous peo­ple have for a vis­i­tor. Imag­ine white fluffs of ea­gle down min­gled with the scent of cedar; drum­ming and singing; and good feel­ings of mu­tual re­spect ex­pe­ri­enced by all who at­tended this cer­e­mo­nial event.” All three No­bel lau­re­ates at­tended a round ta­ble di­a­logue on the theme “Bal­anc­ing Ed­u­cat­ing the Mind with Ed­u­cat­ing the Heart.”

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