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 made ongoing. Onboarding and team building while working remotely from each other has encouraged us to use the creative side of our brain and to innovate how we do these things in a good way.
Xwi7xwa would like to wish each & every one of you a safe & happy Holiday season in Łingít, Inuktitut, Mi’kmaw, Michif, Cree, Siksiká, and hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓, as well as English, from the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Mi’kmaq nations. Through this we recognize our identities as well as acknowledge our positionality as guests on these territories.
Wishing all our relations a safe & happy holiday season. We hope to see you back in the library in 2021.