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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 […]

Spotlight: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

CW: Sexual Assault and Violence. If you need assistance, the WAVAW Crisis Line provides immediate emotional support 24 hours a day at 604-255-6344 or Toll-Free at 1-877-392-7583. January is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) at UBC (see link for upcoming events). We take this time to raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, share […]

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!

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 […]

Indigenous Storytellers: Sharing Stories Through Film

This has been an incredible year for Indigenous story-tellers, including the film adaptation of Monkey Beach, which swept the American Indian Film Festival earlier this autumn and was an official selection at both the Vancouver and Toronto International Film Festivals. Though Monkey Beach is not yet available at home, we’d like to highlight a number […]