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Waterfall Revitalization Project

Waterfall Revitalization Project

The waterfall outside Xwi7xwa was original Chief Simon Baker’s idea and has been a part of the Longhouse since its creation, serving as a reminder that “water is the most important thing in our lives.” [i] After 24 years, some elements of this feature were in need of repair and we are happy to confirm […]

Our loan periods have changed

Our loan periods have changed

We’re happy to announce that, starting this September, many of our loan periods have changed. Graduate loans now span an eight week period on standard items, while faculty borrowing from Xwi7xwa will be able to check out standard materials for the entire winter term through to April.

New selective languages bibliography for BC Breath of Life

New selective languages bibliography for BC Breath of Life

Welcome to all the participants at Breath of Life! As part of the upcoming the BC Breath of Life Archival Institute for First Nations Languages, Xwi7xwa Library has produced a selective languages bibliography for participants and language researchers. The week-long institute, which runs from May 14 – 20, is hosted by the First Nations and Endangered […]

Dr. Daniel Heath Justice wins UBC Killam Research Prize

Dr. Daniel Heath Justice wins UBC Killam Research Prize

Xwi7xwa congratulates Dr. Daniel Heath Justice for being awarded the UBC Killam Research Prize. For more information, please see the award announcement.  

French language Aboriginal curriculum resources

French language Aboriginal curriculum resources

This growing French language collection is one of the newest editions to Xwi7xwa Library. These resources are meant to support educators and students with integrating Aboriginal ways of knowing and learning within the mandate of the new BC curriculum. In its present state, the majority of the titles in this section are geared towards children […]

Kent Monkman in the Collection

The multi-disciplinary Cree artist Kent Monkman is well represented in the Xwi7xwa collection with the entirety of his video work: a collection of short films that span the past two decades and multiple film genres. Highlights of the video collection include Monkman’s debut, “A Nation is Coming,” and “A Taxonomy of the European Male,” which […]

X̱wi7x̱wa materials to move offsite to accommodate expanding collection

X̱wi7x̱wa materials to move offsite to accommodate expanding collection

Xwi7xwa Library, in collaboration with First Nations House of Learning, is moving lower used materials to one of two storage locations on campus, effective March 2017.  This helps to ensure the long term preservation of these items while maintaining their accessibility for our users. It will also increase the capacity for adding new items to […]

“Family Circle” by Chester Lawson

This design is the family crest of the artist, Chester Lawson. Killer Whale, Raven, and Eagle make up this crest. Chester was born in Bella Bella and is a teacher and high school counselor. Chester donated the use of “Family Circle” to the BC Library Association’s First Nations Interest Group to fund raise for the […]

Graphic novels at X̱wi7x̱wa

Graphic novels at X̱wi7x̱wa

Xwi7xwa has a growing collection of Indigenous graphic novels and comic books. Ranging from single issue comics to whole multi-book series, the graphic novel collection is as diverse in stories and voices as the rest of the library’s collection. The entire collection is findable all together on the shelf, or searchable on the UBC Library’s […]

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