Spotlight: Indigenous Disability Awareness Month

November 2020 is the 6th anniversary of Indigenous Disability Awareness Month in B.C. and across Canada. The B.C. Aboriginal Network on Disability Society notes that “Indigenous people in Canada experience a disability rate significantly higher than that of the general population. Indigenous Disability Awareness Month (IDAM) brings awareness of these barriers and issues that Indigenous […]

Halloween and Cultural Appropriation

With Halloween coming up soon, we’d like to remind everyone who will be dressing up to be aware of cultural appropriation when selecting a costume. What does this mean? Cultural appropriation is when someone uses elements of a culture not their own for their own purposes. These kinds of costumes reduce a culture to harmful […]

Remembrance Day

In Canada and in many other places around the world, November 11th commemorates the end of the First World War. We take this day to honour the men and women of Canada who fought in the First World War (1914-1918), the Second World War (1939-1945) and the Korean War (1950-1953), along with all those who […]

Find Streaming Video at Xwi7xwa

Looking for streaming video at Xwi7xwa Library? We’ve got a couple of tips to search the library catalogue to find what you’re looking for: First you’ll want to login to the library website using your CWL: To look for a particular title, at the basic search, enter a keyword (use AND, OR, NOT or […]

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,” […]