In our first episode of 2020 we sit down with two amazing Métis librarians and information professionals at the University of British Columbia. Sarah Dupont is the Head of Xwi7xwa Library, and Amy Perreault is Senior Strategist for Indigenous Initiatives at the Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT). Sarah and Amy talk about Indigenous engagement, the importance of elders and finding community, and some of the projects that they’re working on.
Read along with the transcript: https://tinyurl.com/t33duyv. Special thanks to Victoria Gomez for help on this transcription!
Some links to the things mentioned (more in the transcript):
- UBC Indigenous strategic plan: https://aboriginal.ubc.ca/indigenous-strategic-plan/
- UBC library strategic framework: https://about.library.ubc.ca/about-us/strategic-framework/
- TRC calls to action: http://trc.ca/assets/pdf/Calls_to_Action_English2.pdf
- MMIWG report: https://mmiwg-ffada.ca/
- UNDRIP: https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/declaration-on-the-rights-of-indigenous-peoples.html
- FNCC: https://slais.ubc.ca/programs/specializations/fncc/
- Indigitization: http://www.indigitization.ca/
- Indigenous Foundations: https://indigenousfoundations.arts.ubc.ca/home/
- Xwi7xwa Library Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/xwi7xwa
- Xwi7xwa Library Twitter: https://twitter.com/Xwi7xwaLibrary
- Sarah’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/dupontsarah
- Indigitzation Twitter: https://twitter.com/indigitization
The cover art is done by our friend Andrea Lukic.
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