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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!

Sacred Sites

Xwi7xwa Library Spotlight Series presents: Resources on Sacred Sites      “Sacred sites are locations that have been set aside from the places we encounter in our everyday lives and generally fall within two general categories: built structures or natural places. They have been set aside because they are deemed to have a spiritual or […]

Winter 2019-2020 Course List

The list of courses with Indigenous content is now available!   According to the 2019 University of British Columbia Course Calendar and departmental course descriptions, there are 114 courses, from 33 different departments, that have a significant amount of Indigenous content being offered for the Summer 2019 session. To download the course list click here. Xwi7xwa […]

MMIWG Selected Titles

MMIWG Selected Titles Stolen Sisters: the story of two missing girls, their families, and how Canada has failed Indigenous Women by Emmannuelle Walter In 2014, the nation was rocked by the brutal violence against young Aboriginal women Loretta Saunders, Tina Fontaine and Rinelle Harper. But tragically, they were not the only Aboriginal women to suffer that […]

X̱wi7x̱wa Library Architecture

  We sometimes get questions here at X̱wi7x̱wa Library about our building’s architecture. For a brief overview of the Indigenous architectural inspiration for the library, see the “Our Building” tab on our website’s “About” page https://XX̱wi7x̱wa.library.ubc.ca/about/. The story of the design process behind the Longhouse and  X̱wi7x̱wa Library might be of interest to some of […]