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 […]

Xwi7xwa Library Spotlight: Online Resources

Xwi7xwa Library Spotlight: Online Resources

Did you know that UBC Library has thousands of full online copies of their most popular books? At Xwi7xwa, we have some of the most popular/circulating materials available online for students & faculty to access, as well as streaming videos through McIntyre Media. If you need help finding resources or alternative resources to a print […]

Covid 19 Updates

Covid 19 Updates

    NEW   Xwi7xwa Library – Distance Research Guide April 3, 2020 – Update Xwi7xwa Library will be closed to the public until April 30. We are working remotely! Email at xwi7xwa.library@ubc.ca or karleen.delaurier-lyle@ubc.ca for inquiries. Information specifically about UBC Library is available in the banner on the UBC Library website, as well as […]

Graphic Novels Spotlight

Graphic Novels Spotlight

Did you know we have a great graphic novel section at the library? Located on top of our vertical files, right next to our french language collection! Being able to see words and images on the page at the same time allows graphic novels to communicate emotions to readers that words alone might not.

March 8th is International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day

March 8th is International Women’s Day across the globe! It is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women, past, present, & future. It is also used as a day to signify a call to action for accelerating women’s equality in society. The theme for this year is Each for Equal, […]

Black History Month at Xwi7xwa Library

Black History Month at Xwi7xwa Library

February is Black History Month in Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, and the Netherlands. During this month, we recognize the legacy, achievements, and struggles that Black People have faced and accomplished. The bird in the above picture is the Sankofa bird, with it’s feet forward, head turned backward, it reflects on the past to […]

Valentine’s Day at Xwi7xwa

Valentine’s Day at Xwi7xwa

Happy Valentine’s Day from your librarians at Xwi7xwa! We have rounded up some fun reads surrounding topics of love, care, and romance. Have you checked our our fiction section or poetry section yet? We have lots of choices for you when you want to take a step back from academic texts. Come in to the […]

Spotlight: Land Management and Natural Resources

Spotlight: Land Management and Natural Resources

Many students this term are writing papers on natural resources and natural resource development in BC and Western Canada. With reference questions coming in about natural resources like oil, water, and forests or about Indigenous rights to natural resources, we’ve curated some materials below to help answer your questions and to add some materials to […]

Holiday Reads!

Holiday Reads!

Looking for some inspiration for reading as go off to break until January 6th? We have rounded up some novels, books of poetry, and other inspiring resources you can pick up before you head off campus for the next few weeks. Full-Metal Indigiqueer: Poems by Joshua Whitehead focuses on Zoa, a Two Spirit/ Indigiqueer Trickster […]