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5 Two-Spirit And LGBTQIA+ Focused Streaming  Videos

5 Two-Spirit And LGBTQIA+ Focused Streaming Videos

Have you streamed a documentary or film through UBC Library’s McIntyre Media subscription before? There are almost 200 videos that are Indigenous focused or produced on a variety of topics like art, language, education, and land use issues. Plus more! Below, we’ve rounded up 5 titles that are about two-spirit and LGBTQIA+ issues or created […]

9 Streaming Videos Under 10 Minutes Long

9 Streaming Videos Under 10 Minutes Long

Have you streamed a documentary or film through UBC Library’s McIntyre Media subscription before? There are almost 200 videos that are Indigenous focused or produced on a variety of topics like art, language, education, and land use issues. Plus more! Below, we’ve rounded up 9 titles that are under 10 minutes long from on different […]

Xwi7xwa Spotlight: Memoirs

Xwi7xwa Spotlight: Memoirs

Being able to tell your own story is powerful. Below, we have pulled out a few memoirs we have at Xwi7xwa Library and available online through UBC catalogue that illustrate the power of Indigenous People telling their own stories. Halfbreed by Maria Campbell depicts the realities that Campbell endured and, above all, overcame. Maria was […]

One Decolonizing Change to Subject Headings at UBC Library

One Decolonizing Change to Subject Headings at UBC Library

As we come to the end of Indigenous Peoples’ History Month, Technical Services and Xwi7xwa Library are pleased to announce a recent step undertaken in the Library’s effort to decolonize Indigenous subject headings. You may have noticed that many thousands of Xwi7xwa records previously containing the term “First Nations” now use the broader heading Aboriginal […]

Indigenous Music & Dance Research Guide

Indigenous Music & Dance Research Guide

The Indigenous Music & Dance Research Guide provides strategies and information for researchers searching for Indigenous artists, dance and music performances. It provides resources like books to begin research from, search terms, music and dance videos, current news, ways to find Indigenous artists on websites like Youtube, and a list of local BC artists to add to your […]

Spotlight: Botanicals & Natural Connections

Spotlight: Botanicals & Natural Connections

With the summer comes more time for being on the land and participating in fun activities, like hiking, socially distanced picnics, trips to local campgrounds, and new readings! Xwi7xwa has found inspiration from #Skwalawenreads who celebrates local ancestral plant relationships and Squamish culture. We’ve made a few additions but hope this list of books helps […]

MMIWG Inquiry One Year Anniversary

MMIWG Inquiry One Year Anniversary

On June 3rd, 2019, The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’s Final Report revealed that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. In honour of the women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people who […]

Indigenous Land Based Activism Research Guide

Indigenous Land Based Activism Research Guide

This research guide is intended for students, faculty, and researchers to use and locate resources to help their understanding of the complexities surrounding Indigenous spatial and land based activism. It focuses specifically on strategies for researching contemporary Indigenous struggles over spatial justice. Because grassroots struggles for justice are not always well represented within academic literature, this guide provides additional research […]

New Distance Research Guide

New Distance Research Guide

Our Distance Research Guide is intended for UBC students, faculty, staff, and researchers who have been impacted by the recent changes in services due to global health concerns. It has updates, information on getting your devices connected to UBC services, and tips and tricks for researching Indigenous topics remotely. View our other research guides here. Our staff […]

Indigenous course content list for Summer 2020!

The list of courses with Indigenous content is now available!   According to the 2020 University of British Columbia Course Calendar and departmental course descriptions, there are 17 courses, from 7 different departments, that have a significant amount of Indigenous content being offered for the Summer 2020 session. To download the course list click here. Xwi7xwa […]