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Ronald Sparrow and The Sparrow Case

Ronald Sparrow and The Sparrow Case

Xwi7xwa Library has gathered some resources highlighting the work of Ronald “Bud” Sparrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and community during this time. Sparrow’s influence on Canada’s understanding of Aboriginal fishing will continue in others’ work. Please contact the branch with research related questions if you do not find what you are […]

Collection Spotlight: A Children’s Booklist for Orange Shirt Day

Collection Spotlight: A Children’s Booklist for Orange Shirt Day

Between the late 1800s and 1996, more than 150, 000 First Nations, Métis and Inuit children attended Indian Residential Schools. Orange Shirt Day, September 30th, was inspired by the story of Survivor Phyllis Webstad and honours the experiences of all children impacted by the Residential Schools. On September 30th join X̱wi7x̱wa Library in the conversation […]

Farewell to Bronte Burnette!

Farewell to Bronte Burnette!

Xwi7xwa Library would like to thank Bronte Burnette, our recent student librarian, for all her hard work and contributions during her time with us! Burnette moved to Vancouver from Montana and joined our team while working on her MLIS at UBC’s iSchool. She has since graduated from the program and is the Educational Resource Developer […]

Say Goodbye to Daily Overdue Fines!

Say Goodbye to Daily Overdue Fines!

Starting September 15 2020, UBC Library is eliminating daily overdue fines on books, journals and audio-visual (AV) materials for all library users. Here are some other important points about the Library’s update on overdue fines: Overdue fines for Course Reserve loans, Interlibrary loans and electronics will still apply when physical borrowing resumes. Fines for overdue recalled […]

Indigenous Strategic Plan

Indigenous Strategic Plan

What’s Going on? Indigenous Strategic Plan 2020 Get caught up with the Centre for Teaching and Learning Technology’s Overview of the ISP! On Monday, September 14  Xwi7xwa’s team attended the celebration and launch of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP); find out more about this virtual event here. Reconciliation Pole 7idansuu (Edenshaw) James Hart, Haida UBC […]

Xwi7xwa Spotlight: Poetry Ebooks

Xwi7xwa Spotlight: Poetry Ebooks

As Autumn begins at the same time as classes and longer nights, books of poems can help settle your mind as the day winds down. Below we’ve picked out a few books of poems that are available through Xwi7xwa & UBC Library’s online collection. If you’re looking for a physical copy of a book of […]

Connections Between Land, Place, People and Culture: 15 Streaming Videos

Connections Between Land, Place, People and Culture: 15 Streaming Videos

Relationship to the land and traditional territory is often intertwined with government, activism, storytelling, spirituality, art, ceremony, traditional knowledge and other Indigenous cultural expressions. Here are 15 streaming videos that explore the connections between land, place and Indigeneity. Watch these streaming videos any time on McIntyre Media through UBC Library’s catalogue. Visit X̱wi7x̱wa Library’s Indigenous […]

Out ‘n About with Xwi7xwa Library

Out ‘n About with Xwi7xwa Library

The Xwi7xwa team is out ‘n about exploring social distance safe activities! We’re ready to start getting social, active, and safe and we want to encourage all of you to do the same. Stay tuned to see what we’re up to, we’ll even point to library resources if you prefer to participate indoors! Out ‘n […]

We’re Hiring!

We’re Hiring!

Are you a student looking flexible and fun place to work at Xwi7xwa Library!? We have three positions available through the Work Learn program! Closing date September 3! Indigenous Library Services – Remote Student Librarian Available positions: 2 Description: Xwi7xwa Library is seeking an iSchool graduate student to provide remote reference and information services as […]

Different Forms of Artwork: Streaming Media

Different Forms of Artwork: Streaming Media

Artwork takes many different forms across cultures and across time. Xwi7xwa Library has a whole section of works of art books in our collection, but with the current pandemic, some of those books are not as easily available. Below, we’ve rounded up 12 different videos, streaming anytime on McIntyre Media through UBC Library, that illustrate […]