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Everyone is Welcome!

Everyone is Welcome!

Visit us for research help, to see our  collections, or to find a place to study. At Xwi7xwa Library everyone is welcome!

A Xwi7xwa Halloween

A Xwi7xwa Halloween

Looking for some creepy tales and mysteries of things that go bump in the night to celebrate this Halloween time of year? We’ve rounded up some of our favorites here from our collection to help make your Halloween spooktacular! What We Do in the Shadows written and directed by Jemaine Cement & Taika Waititi is […]

Autumn at Xwi7xwa

Autumn at Xwi7xwa

As the days fill with crisp air and gorgeous foliage, the longer nights are spent with good books–something we love to do here at the library. Whether you’re spending your fall cozied up on the couch with books or outside in nature, we’ve highlighted some great books on food, harvest and land for you to […]

Orange Shirt Day on September 30

Orange Shirt Day on September 30

September 30 is an annual day to recognize & raise awareness about the residential school system in Canada, join together in the spirit of reconciliation, and honour the experiences of Indigenous People. Share your support and orange shirt on September 30th with the hashtag #orangeshirtday on social media. Orange Shirt Day is inspired by Phyllis […]

Indigenous Archival Resources Awareness Day

Indigenous Archival Resources Awareness Day

Indigenous Archival Resources Awareness Day When: Friday, September 20, 1:00-3:30 Where: Rare Books and Special Collections, Irving K. Barber Learning Centre   Join a team of librarians, archivists, faculty and outreach colleagues for a session that looks at resources available for the research and teaching of Indigenous studies and history at UBC. We will look […]

Two-spirit & Indigenous Queer Studies Research Guide

Two-spirit & Indigenous Queer Studies Research Guide

This new guide help in locating resources about two-spirit & Indigenous queer studies. Here you will find links to books, e-books, journals, articles, theses, videos, websites & more about this topic. We’ll have many of these materials at the Pride Event at UBC on August 6th from 5pm-9pm. Two-spirit & Indigenous queer studies is an […]

Pride at X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Pride at X̱wi7x̱wa Library

Happy Pride UBC! This year X̱wi7x̱wa Library celebrates pride at your local UBC events, with our Spotlight Series, and featuring our new Two-Spirit research guide! Visit us on September 6th, 2019 at the Fairview Commons (outside the Earth Sciences Building) and explore queer titles in our collection. Queer & 2S Books at Xwi7xwa Library Two-Spirit […]

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls

This new guide is to help in locating resources about Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Canada. Here you will find links to books, e-books, journals, articles, theses, videos, websites and more about this topic.  

Winter 2019-2020 Course List

The list of courses with Indigenous content is now available!   According to the 2019 University of British Columbia Course Calendar and departmental course descriptions, there are 114 courses, from 33 different departments, that have a significant amount of Indigenous content being offered for the Summer 2019 session. To download the course list click here. Xwi7xwa […]

MMIWG Selected Titles

MMIWG Selected Titles

MMIWG Selected Titles Stolen Sisters: the story of two missing girls, their families, and how Canada has failed Indigenous Women by Emmannuelle Walter In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that […]