Everyone is Welcome!

Everyone is Welcome!

Visit us for research help, to see our  collections, or to find a place to study. At Xwi7xwa Library everyone is welcome!

A Conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

A Conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer

UBC Library presents, in partnership with UBC Forestry and the Simon K. Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre, a conversation with Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer on Friday, January 29 (1:00 -2:30 p.m. PST). The acclaimed author of Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants will be joined by moderators, Dr. […]

Rattle making Workshop with LadyBear

Rattle making Workshop with LadyBear

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-rattle-making-workshop-tickets-135544925521  Online workshop for UBC Indigenous Students, Staff, Faculty & Community members. About this Event What: Indigenous Rattle-Making Workshop When: 2 Workshop offerings: Each Workshop requires 2 dates, spaced 1 week apart. The first meeting is for rattle assembly, with a week waiting period to allow the rattles to fully dry, and the second meeting to complete / […]

Using Xwi7xwa Library’s Research Guides

Using Xwi7xwa Library’s Research Guides

Register here! Join us January 19, 2021 from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Xwi7xwa Library’s Research Guides  are a collection of resources gathered to support common questions we receive from patrons. Patterned patron curiosity informs what topics Xwi7xwa’s guides cover but they must also speak to an individual’s relationship to the topic, therefore the scope of perspectives the guides […]

Critical Indigenous Literacy Kits for Children’s Picture Books

Critical Indigenous Literacy Kits for Children’s Picture Books

Xwi7xwa Library is pleased to present our Critical Indigenous Literacy kits for children’s picture books. You can find our kits online by visiting the Critical Indigenous Literacy tab here. Critical literacy requires us to go beyond what we read on the page and to consider the larger narrative in which a text is situated, asking questions […]

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday season!

Wishing all of you a Happy Holiday season!

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 […]

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Decolonizing Citations Workshop

Are citation practices fair to Indigenous scholars? Who scholars cite, how scholars cite, and what sources are considered authoritative to cite can validate and legitimize knowledge or oppress knowledge. Frequently, Indigenous ways of knowing (oral teachings and histories in particular) are delegitimized in academia by citational politics. In this session, learn more about “citational politics,” […]

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020

Science Literacy Week Sept 21-27, 2020 Xwi7xwa Library is participating in this year’s Science Literacy Week 2020! Branches across UBC Library will be hosting online workshops, curating reading lists, and sharing fun films on this year’s topic: Biodiversity! See the collective research guide here! And join the conversation      Join the conversation! @ubclibrary #scilit20 #bc

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 […]

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 […]