Aboriginal UnHistory Month

During the month of June UBC Library is celebrating Aboriginal (Un)History Month.

Check out Aboriginal literature displays in the AsianEducationKoernerIrving K. Barber Learning CentreXwi7xwa and Woodward libraries.

Or, peruse the list below for some of the titles on display. 

Book Information Location
  • Moshiyogusa 藻汐草. Call Number: PL495.4.U3 1792

Documentation on Classical Ainu language is scarce as a result of the language not being reflected in written script. However, travellers to the Ainu regions in the late Edo period created modest dictionaries reproduced here.

  • Ainu no kenchiku bunka saikō アイヌの建築文化再考 (Reconsideration on architectural culture of the Ainu). Call Number: DS832.K595 2010
  • Ainugo chimei to gen Nihonjinアイヌ語地名と原日本人. Call Number: DS894.22. M36 1983
  • Ainu, kaze no shōzōアイヌ、風の肖像 (Ainu portrait: Asir Rera). Call Number: DS832 .U37 2011

The Ainu are an indigenous people that once lived in a large area of Japan, from the Tohoku region to Hokkaido, Sakhalin, and the Kurile Islands. Currently, most Ainu live in Hokkaido.

  • Yasahii Ainugo やさしいアイヌ語. Call Number: PL495 .K39 1989

  • Ainu minzoku shashin アイヌ民族写真 (Festival of Aynu). Call Number DS832 .A63 1995 (vol 1 & 3)

  • Gujjara kabīle dā loka sāhita.Call Number: GR305.7 G84 S45 2003

Study on the folk literature of Gujars, from Punjab, India.

  • Ādivāsī loka. Call Number: GR305.7 A38 A35 2006

Contributed articles on folklore of Adivasis in India.

  • Janajātīya loka sāhitya: Vāgaṛa Pradeśa ke viśesha sandarbha meṃ. Call Number: GR305.5 V34 D33 2007

Study on Wagdi folk literature and social life, customs of the tribes of Vagda Reign, India.

  • Kumāūm̐ ke saṃskāra gīta. Call Number: GR305.7 K86 K8 2003

Selection of Kumauni or Kumaoni folk songs. Kumauni are people from Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, India.

  • Ākhyāna : Goṇḍa janajāti ke kathā itihāsa kā sākshya. Call Number: GR305.7 G66 A55 2006

Folk tales of Gondi or Gond people who are the largest tribe in Central India.

  • 原真之美: 陳澄晴先生珍藏臺灣原住民藝術文物(Aboriginal arts in Taiwan: the collection of Chen Cheng-ching). Call Number: N7349.8 Y83 1997

Catalog of “Aboriginal arts in Taiwan” exhibition, National Museum of History, 1997.

  • 吴春明 《中国东南土著民族历史与文化的考古学观察. Zhongguo dong nan tu zhu min zu li shi yu wen hua de kao gu xue guan cha. Call Number: DS793.s644 W78 1999

An archeological study on the history and culture of indigenous people in Southeast China.

Asian Library
  •  Smash: International Indigenous Weaving. Call Number: E98 T35 S63 2010.
  • Interventions: Native American Art for Far Flung Territories. Call Number: N6538 A4 O88 2009
  • Medicine Paint: the Art of Dale Auger. Call Number: ND249 A945 A4 2009
  • Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art. Call Number: N6538 A4 H66 2008
  • Tanya Harnett: Persona Grata. Call Number: TR647 H3726 2007
  • Robert Houle: Troubling Abstraction. Call Number: N6549 H68 A4 2007
  • Decolonize me = Décolonisez-moi. Call Number: N6549.5 A54 I35 2012
  • Annie Pootoogook: Kinngait Compositions. Call Number: NC143 P65 A4 2011
  • O SIYAM: Aboriginal Art Inspired by the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Call Number: E98.A7 O15 2009
  • Close Encounters: The Next 500 Years. Call Number: N6549.5.A54 C56 2011
  • Rebecca Belmore: Rising to the Occasion. Call Number: N6549 B445 A4 2008
  • Shuvinai Ashoona Drawings. Call Number: NC143 A83 A4 2012 (AArP Canadian Exhibitions)
  • Digital Natives / Other Sights for Artists’ Projects. Call Number: N6547 V3 D53 2011
  • No Reservations: Native American History and Culture in Contemporary Art. Call Number: N6538.A4 N67 2006
  • Everything You Know about Indians Is Wrong. Call Number: E98.C89 S64 2009
  • Tania Willard: Claiming Space. Call Number: N6549.W544 A4 2009
  • Kwah I:ken Tsi Iroquois/Oh So Iroquois, Tellement Iroquois. Call Number: E99.I7 K83 2008
  • Making a Noise!: Aboriginal Perspectives on Art, Art History, Critical Writing and Community. Call Number: N6549.5.A54 M34 2004 
  • Mary Anne Barkhouse: Boreal Baroque. Call Number: NB249.B365 A4 2007
  • Action and Agency: Advancing the Dialogue on Native Performance Art. Call Number: NX513.3.A4 A29 2008
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre
  • Essential song : three decades of northern Cree music. ML3563.9 .W55 2007
  • Indigenous religious musics. Call Number: ML2900 .I53 2000
  • Music of the first nations tradition and innovation in native North America. Call Number: ML3557 .M87 2009 
  • Native American music in eastern North America : experiencing music, expressing culture. ML3550 .D53 2008 
  • Northern Haida songs. Call Number: ML3563 .E57 1996 
  • Opera indigene : re/presenting First Nations and indigenous cultures. Call Number: ML1700 .O67 2011
  • Stability and variation in Hopi song. Call Number: ML3557.L57 S7 1993
  • The art of the Native American flute. Call Number: MT340 .N27 1996
  • The crooked stovepipe : Athapaskan fiddle music and square dancing in Northeast Alaska and Northwest Canada. Call Number: ML3557.M6 C7 1993
 Music Library
  • Aboriginal music in contemporary Canada: echoes and exchanges. Call Number: WM H64 A36 2012
  • American Indian performing arts: critical directions. Call Number: WG41 A44 2010
  • Chinook winds : aboriginal dance project. Call Number: WM E48 C45 1997 
  • Meet a music industry professional: Alan Greyeyes. Call Number: ETS C37 v.4 2009
  • Meet a musician: Derek Miller. Call Number: ETS C37 v.3 2007
  • The Indians’ book: an offering by the American Indians of Indian lore, musical and narrative, to form a record of the songs and legends of their race. Call Number: YG C87 I535 1987
  • The people have never stopped dancing: Native American modern dance histories. Call Number: WM M87 P46 2007
  • Visions of sound: musical instruments of First Nations communities in Northeastern America. Call Number: WM D53 V57 1994 
  • Over a century of moving to the drum: the Salish powwow tradition on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Call Number: WM A75 V47 1998
  • Pacific Northwest Coast Indians: music, instruments, legends. Call Number: WM B83 p3 1980
  • Recording culture: Powwow music and the Aboriginal recording industry on the Northern Plains Song within my heart. Call Number: YUA B68 S66 2002
  • Take it away, Bear Creek!. Call Number: ET E45 T35 2002
  • Red Power: a graphic novel. Call Number: YF W74 R43 2011 
  • Red: A Haida manga. Call Number: WA Y34 R43 2009
  • The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book. Call Number: CX H55 A50 2010
  • Colonialism on trial: indigenous land rights and the Gitksan Wet’suwet’en sovereignty case. Call Number: MBC M65 1992
  • The Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book. Call Number: CX H55 A58 2012 
  • Raven Tales: DVDs and books (books available in Tech Services; DVDs at DVD YUC R38 v.1 – 26)
  • Raven Tales: Teacher’s Guide (available in Tech Services)
  • 7 Generations series: Stone, Scars, Ends/Begins, The Pact (available in Tech Services)
  • Sugar Falls: a residential school story. Call Number: YUC R63 S84 2011 
  • Fatty Legs. Call Number: ER P65 F38 2010
  • Shi-shi-etko. Call Number: YUA C36 S55 2005 
  • Shin-chi’s Canoe. Call Number: YUA C36 S55 2008 
  • Back Talk. Call Number: W C885 K54 2012EX
  • Sakahàn: International Indigenous Art. Call Number: W H55 S25 2013EX
  • Louis Riel: A Comic Strip Biography. Call Number: CM B76 L65 2003 
  • The Life of Helen Betty Osborne (available in Tech Services)
  • Native Americans in Comic Books: A Critical Study (available in Tech Services)
  • Aboriginality. Call Number: DVD PY K45 A26 2008 
  • Stories of our People: A Métis Graphic Novel Anthology (available in Tech Services)
  • Rabbit and Bear Paws – Sacred Seven series: Courage, Truth, Honesty, Love, Respect, Humility, Wisdom (available in Tech Services).
Xwi7xwa Library



study_tableResearch Commons’ Event Highlight:
The inaugural meeting of the Graduate Students’ Education Research Network (GSERN)
Are you a graduate student conducting research on an education-related topic? Are you interested in connecting with other researchers across disciplines around your research interests? GSERN aims to bring together education researchers from across campus to:

1) Share and discuss the diversity of education research occurring at UBC;
2) Create a community and network of education researchers who share methodologies, research questions, and perspectives; and
3) Grapple with questions about education research which often reaches across disciplines, epistemological frameworks, and methodologies.

When? Friday, June 7 from 12-1:30pm
Where? Koerner Library, Room 216
How? Register! http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4122
What else? Light refreshments

laptopTips and Tricks for Formatting Your Thesis: Little Things Mean A Lot!

Are you worried about getting your thesis/dissertation into the format required by the Faculty of Graduate Studies? Would you like to know more about how to use the formatting features in Microsoft Word? Research Commons staff will help you with your questions about the nuts and bolts of formatting: page layout, numbering, headings, front matter, and more! As well, find out more about the resources that are available to help you in writing your thesis/dissertation. Graduate students at any stage of the writing process are welcome; some prior knowledge of Microsoft Word will be helpful.

Monday, June 10, 10am-12pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4166
Thursday, June 20, 1-3pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4172
Thursday, June 27, 2-4pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4167

Have specific questions you think would be best answered in a one-on-one session? Email research.commons@ubc.ca for an appointment.

Citation Management Using RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley

Need to manage large numbers of references and citations as part of your research, teaching or administrative work? Citation management tools are for you. These tools provide a simple way to store, organize and retrieve your citations in an effective manner, and can also help you in formatting in-text citations and bibliographies in your work. 

Sign up for a tool specific hands-on workshop about the coreconcepts of citation management and detailed instruction for use of either RefWorks, Zotero, or Mendeley.

Are you new to citation management tools entirely, or do you have advanced-user questions? Email research.commons@ubc.ca to set up a one-on-one appointment with one of our citation management experts

Citation Management Using Zotero:
Tuesday, June 18, 10am-12pm
Citation Management Using RefWorks:
Wednesday, June 26, 2-4pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4188
Citation Management Using Mendeley:
Friday, June 28, 10am-12pm http://elred.library.ubc.ca/libs/dashboard/view/4186

Friday June 7, 2013 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM Victoria Learning Theatre (Room 182) of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

June 1st marked the start of National Aboriginal History Month in Canada.

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Jo-ann Archibald – photo by Don Erhardt

Jo-ann Archibald – photo by Don Erhardt

UBC News has an interesting interview with Sto:lo Nation member Jo-Ann Archibald. With June being National Aboriginal History month, UBC News felt it fitting to discuss her work helping transform Indigenous education in Canada.


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