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 […]

Children’s Storytime

December is the perfect time to stay home, get cozy, and share the story-telling tradition with your family. Oral storytelling is an important tradition in Indigenous communities across North America, and reading aloud to the next generation is a beautiful way to honour that tradition. Check out the resources below available through our library, the […]

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 […]