Our name means “echo” in Squamish

The name Xwi7xwa was first given to William Bellman by Chief Simon Baker. Bellman’s generous donation and support helped bring Xwi7xwa Library into being. “Chief Baker bestowed the Squamish name Xwi7xwa, pronounced ‘whei wha,’on William Bellman…[He] explained:  ‘Xwi7xwa means “echo” in our language.  When our people travelled in the early days, the echo served as […]

Longhouse Decking and Walkway Replacement Work

UPDATE:  The walkway construction is completed.  Wheelchair access is available again.  (November 4, 2016) The wooden decking surrounding the Longhouse and the walkway to Xwi7xwa Library has reached the end of its lifespan and needs to be replaced. After considerable consultation with university staff, the original architects, Verna Kirkness, community members, and others, it has been decided that the […]

Newly published critical scholarship by Xwi7xwa student librarian

Xwi7xwa Library is pleased to share that student librarian and MAS/MLIS candidate Allison Mills has been recently published.  Her article, “Colonialism in Wizarding America: J.K. Rowling’s History of Magic in North America through an Indigenous Lens” appears in Volume 19, Issue 1 of The Looking Glass : New Perspectives on Children’s Literature Journal (July 2016) […]

Announcing 2 new scholarly publications by Xwi7xwa librarians

Xwi7xwa is happy to announce 2 new scholarly publications by Xwi7xwa librarians. These publications examine the intersection between Indigenous collections and Indigenous metadata. The article, Indigenization of the knowledge organization at the Xwi7xwa Library, by Ann Doyle, Kim Lawson, and Sarah Dupont is in the Special Issue: Indigenization of Knowledge Organization, Journal of Library and Information Studies 13:2 […]

2015-16 Course List

UBC Courses with Indigenous Content Winter 2015-2016