Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth looks at the diverse ways urban Aboriginal youth are asserting their identity and affirming their relationship to both urban spaces and ancestral territories. Unfiltered and unapologetic, more than 20 young artists from across Canada, the U.S. and around the world define what it really means to be an urban Aboriginal youth today.
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Photos from UBC Library.
Cover image of a paddle created by Keith Point, of the Skowkale First Nation in Chilliwack, who also descends from the Musqueam First Nation.
In the latest issue of LibFOCUS, we celebrate Aboriginal scholarship, creativity and intellectual traditions with the third annual Aboriginal (Un)History Month.
“Honouring our Journeys,” this year’s Aboriginal (Un)History Month theme, celebrates journeys that have been emotional, spiritual and educational; personal, community and institutional; and historic, contemporary or moment-in-time. Exhibits in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre include:
The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology – Our Time and Place at UBC: Reflecting on the TRC in 2013
Ch’nook – Indigenous Business Education
Decolonizing Knowledge – Knowing the Land Beneath Our Feet at UBC
Musqueam Indian Band – mən̓ə to mana: xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) to Māori (Rotorua, New Zealand)
The Museum of Anthropology – Claiming Space: Voices of Urban Aboriginal Youth
Bruce Muir of West Moberly First Nations – Protecting Treaty Rights: the Klinse-Za Caribou Herd’s Journey Towards Recovery
Learn about Aboriginal (Un)History Month, exhibits, partners and more.
Aboriginal (Un)History month activities introduce ways UBC Indigenous scholars are creating relationships, and educating and inviting dialogue about Indigenous issues. Participants are invited to visit book displays at the Education Library and Xwi7xwa Library, and learn more with the following online resources:
This spring, five new projects were announced as the successful applicants of the Aboriginal Audio Digitization and Preservation Program (AADPP). The program provides matching funds for B.C. Aboriginal organizations to digitize audio cassette tapes for preservation and access. The AADPP is a pilot initiative led by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre in partnership with the Museum of Anthropology.