Orange Shirt Day: StoryWalk

Orange Shirt Day: StoryWalk®

This year, Xwi7xwa Library is hosting our own StoryWalk® for Orange Shirt Day on Saturday, September 30th. We are featuring Phyllis Webstad’s picture book With Our Orange Hearts.  Where: Visit Xwi7xwa’s StoryWalk® in the arboretum (the grassy knoll between the library and the First Nations Longhouse). When: September 30th, 2023, 10:30-3pm Who: All are welcome. […]

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Indigenous Traditional Governance Research Guide

We are happy to announce Xwi7xwa Library’s brand new research guide on Indigenous Traditional Governance is now live. Explore the full guide here. This guide was created to assist students, faculty, and the public in learning about and researching traditional governance. It includes tips for searching for information on traditional governance and highlights books, media, […]

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New Finger Puppets and Toys at Xwi7xwa Library!

As part of our connections to NITEP, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program, here at X̱wi7x̱wa Library we have a strong focus on educational resources. We recently received our newest addition to our collection: some brand new finger puppets and toys. These are ideal for storytimes, circle time, or other classroom activities. They’re also great for […]

Open House at Xwi7xwa Library: Celebrating 30 Years

Open House at Xwi7xwa Library: Celebrating 30 Years

On Thursday, May 25th, 2023, we are celebrating 30 years of Xwi7xwa Library. Come join us for an open house complete with cake and activities. All are welcome from 12PM – 3PM at the branch! Address: 1985 West Mall, Vancouver. When: Drop by anytime between 12pm – 3pm on Thursday May 25th. Make sure to […]

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National Poetry Month 2023 at Xwi7xwa Library!

April is National Poetry Month in the US and Canada. Here at Xwi7xwa Library we are happy to present a reading list of innovative and moving poetry by Indigenous authors which showcase what is possible within and beyond the genre. Come by the branch to browse the rest of our collection (head straight to the […]

32nd MMIWG2S Memorial March

32nd MMIWG2S Memorial March

Beginning in 1992 after the murder of a woman on Powell Street in Vancouver, the Women’s Memorial March takes place every Valentine’s Day in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES). The march continues three decades on and will take place on February 14th, 2023, beginning at Main and Hastings on the land of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh […]