X̱wi7x̱wa Library is a centre for academic and community Indigenous scholarship. Its collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research. Everyone is welcome to visit X̱wi7x̱wa Library.
Visit us for research help, to see our collections, or to find a place to study. At X̱wi7x̱wa Library everyone is welcome! Read More
LOCATION: xʷc̓ ic̓ əsəm Garden, 3461 Ross Drive (Follow the signs at main gate) NEXT FIRE: March 31, 2023 – 10AM-2PM Fires are open to all IBPOC faculty/staff/students/community members and are sponsored by the Indigenous Land-based Health, Wellness, and Education Research Cluster, and the First Nations House of Learning. Read More
Honouring Indigenous Writers 2023 Event registration for Honouring Indigenous Writers 2023 is now open! This year Xwi7xwa Library is working with Okanagan Library to host two author readings and discussions with Brian Thomas Isaac (virtual) and Jessica Johns (hybrid). Jessica Johns – Bad Cree March 24 12-1PM PST Hybrid – Register: https://libcal.library.ubc.ca/event/3719712 […] Read More
Language is integral to Indigeneity. Language is a transgenerational spiritual bond between the physical, cultural, and social that connects the individual directly to the land and their relations. The way language is used relates directly to the land we live on and our connection to the land or place fosters our sense of self; thus […] Read More
We are pleased to release our newest research guide: Decolonization & Racism Research Guide. This guide was created to assist folks interested in decolonial & anti-racist research, projects, class assignments, and course work. With the 2020 launch of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) we realize many people will be interested in how they can incorporate the […] Read More
Xwi7xwa Library is pleased to present our Critical Indigenous Literacy kits for children’s picture books. You can find our kits online by visiting the Critical Indigenous Literacy tab here. Critical literacy requires us to go beyond what we read on the page and to consider the larger narrative in which a text is situated, asking questions […] Read More