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 about who created a text and why. Critical Indigenous literacy asks us to think about authorship and identity in relation to the stories and teachings we trust as readers. It also asks readers to think critically about Indigenous representations (or lack thereof) within a text.
We would like to acknowledge that this work would not be possible without: Emily Fornwald, Stephanie Marston, and Wendy Traas from the UBC Education Library; Sajni Lacey from the UBC Okanagan Library; and Natalie Trapuzzano Lindsey Bennett the student librarians that assisted us.
Critical Indigenous Literacy for Children’s Picture Books by Xwi7xwa Library is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License