In this episode 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.
Some links to 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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Because libraries and archives are never neutral. Taking a closer look at the relationships between organizing information and community organizing. We talk to information professionals, activists, and other insightful folks who have thoughts about what we mean when we say, “knowledge is power”. Hosted by two new librarians figuring things out as we go. We are based on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.