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Critical Indigenous Literacy Kits for Children’s Picture Books

Critical Indigenous Literacy Kits for Children’s Picture Books

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 […]

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday season!

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday season!

Dear friends and colleagues,​   2020 has been a year like no other.  It has encouraged us all to reimagine how we work and get creative and collaborative.  During this year we have seen the arrival of two new Indigenous librarians to the Xwi7xwa team.  Kayla Lar-Son has joined us from Treaty 6 territory and Karleen Delaurier-Lyle’s position has been […]

Indigenous Storytellers: Sharing Stories Through Film

Indigenous Storytellers: Sharing Stories Through Film

This has been an incredible year for Indigenous story-tellers, including the film adaptation of Monkey Beach, which swept the American Indian Film Festival earlier this autumn and was an official selection at both the Vancouver and Toronto International Film Festivals. Though Monkey Beach is not yet available at home, we’d like to highlight a number […]

Children’s Storytime

Children’s Storytime

December is the perfect time to stay home, get cozy, and share the story-telling tradition with your family. Oral storytelling is an important tradition in Indigenous communities across North America, and reading aloud to the next generation is a beautiful way to honour that tradition. Check out the resources below available through our library, the […]

Spotlight: Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

Spotlight: Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

November 2020 is the 6th anniversary of Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in B.C. and across Canada. The B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society notes that “Indigenous people in Canada experience a disability rate significantly higher than that of the general population. Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) brings awareness of these barriers and issues that Indigenous […]

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

With Halloween coming up soon, we’d like to remind everyone who will be dressing up to be aware of cultural appropriation when selecting a costume. What does this mean? Cultural appropriation is when someone uses elements of a culture not their own for their own purposes. These kinds of costumes reduce a culture to harmful […]

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

In Canada and in many other places around the world, November 11th commemorates the end of the First World War. We take this day to honour the men and women of Canada who fought in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953), along with all those who […]

Find Streaming Video at Xwi7xwa

Find Streaming Video at Xwi7xwa

Looking for streaming video at Xwi7xwa Library? We’ve got a couple of tips to search the library catalogue to find what you’re looking for: First you’ll want to login to the library website using your CWL: https://login.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/login To look for a particular title, at the basic search, enter a keyword (use AND, OR, NOT or […]

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Are citation practices fair to Indigenous scholars? Who scholars cite, how scholars cite, and what sources are considered authoritative to cite can validate and legitimize knowledge or oppress knowledge. Frequently, Indigenous ways of knowing (oral teachings and histories in particular) are delegitimized in academia by citational politics. In this session, learn more about “citational politics,” […]

Covid 19 Updates

Covid 19 Updates

October 14, 2020 – Update Need access to print resources? So do we, even the librarians are using UBC Library’s pick-up service! To place an order you will need to know your Campus Wide Login (CWL) and then a Duo Push account (if these are new to you please click the hyperlinks), then follow these […]