Xwi7xwa News

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 […]

Xwi7xwa welcomes the 2017 NAISA conference

Xwi7xwa welcomes the 2017 NAISA conference

From June 22 to 24, 2017, the University of British Columbia and its co-hosts will welcome NAISA, the largest scholarly organization devoted to Indigenous issues and research, to UBC’s Vancouver campus on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam Nation. Xwi7xwa will host a small lunch and tour for delegates interested in learning more […]

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