In 1997, the British Colufnig library imagembia Library Association, the First Nations Interest Group, and the University of British Columbia First Nations House of Learning created an endowed scholarship in honour of Gene Joseph (MLS, 1982). The Gene Joseph Scholarship is awarded to an Aboriginal graduate student at the University of British Columbia’s School of Library Archives and Information Studies (SLAIS). The award is made on the recommendation of the SLAIS, the First Nations House of Learning, and Faculty of Graduate Studies.

About Gene Joseph:

Former Head Librarian of the Xwi7xwa Library (First Nations House of Learning Library) at the University of British Columbia, Gene Joseph is of Wet’suwet’en – Nadleh Whut’en descent. She is from the small village of Hagwilget in northern British Columbia. She has nearly three decades of experience in developing libraries for First Nations tribal councils, bands and organizations. One of Gene’s career highlights was the development of a legal research library for the Gitxsan and Wet’suwet’en First Nations in the Delgamuukw et al v. the Queen et al aboriginal title court case. It was one of the largest court cases held in Canada, as well as one of the first to extensively use computer systems in and out of the courtroom. More importantly to the First Nations people, there was extensive use of oral history in support of the case. Gene continues her commitment to aboriginal title through her work for the Haida aboriginal title case, work with the EAGLE (Environmental Aboriginal Guardianship through Law and Education) organization from 2002 to 2006. She presently advises and oversees research and litigation support for the Haida Aboriginal Title Case at White Raven Law.

 

Text From the British Columbia Library Association Website.

British Columbia Library Association’s First Nations Interest Group link here.

Further information from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada here.

Notice – Women’s Memorial March

Carnegie Hall (Main St and Hastings St.)
11 am, Friday, Feb 14, 2014
In January 1991, a women was murdered in the downtown east side of Vancouver. The resulting movement of this murder was an annual march on Valentine’s Day to honour the lives of missing and murdered women.This movement has now spread across Canada. This year there are over 15 cities participating in the memorial march.  The organizers encourage everyone to participate in this journey towards healing to standing in solidarity with the many women who face violence on a daily basis.

There are many ways to support the Women’s Memorial March whether you are near or far. If you are able to, please join one of the marches across Canada and spread the word.  If there is currently no Women’s Memorial March in your community, please feel free to organize one and contact the organizers so that they can work with you to raise awareness.

“Survival, Strength, Sisterhood: Power of Women in the Downtown Eastside” is a short film that is publicly available documenting the first 20 years of the Women’s Memorial March.  The film addresses the misunderstood population of women living in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside.  Another film that is often screened during the Memorial events is “Finding Dawn”.  The trailer for this film can be accessed through the National Film Board of Canada and the DVD can be borrowed from Xwi7xwa Library.

For up to date information about the Women’s Memorial March please check out the Facebook page.

 

North American Indian Thought and Culture database has many interesting resources about both World Wars. Here are some examples:

Photos:

http://tinyurl.com/l9zqwh9
 
http://tinyurl.com/moel2rm
 
http://tinyurl.com/l4sw573
 
An interesting bio about Navajo Code talkers:

http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.result.epages.aspx?code=S10018622-D000007.htm
 
Those aboriginal individuals wounded in action WW II:
http://asp6new.alexanderstreet.com/ibio/ibio.result.epages.aspx?code=S10018622-D000009.htm

 

Some of the items in the Xwi7xwa collection related to Remembrance Day include:
 
Murdo’s Story
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835219 
 
Native soldiers : foreign battlefields
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2833665 
 
World War II and the American Indian / Kenneth William Townsend.
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4411302 
 
Ceremony Leslie Marmon Silko
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2834034
 
For King and Kanata
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5200339
 
Thomas George Prince – Manitobans in Profile
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2832968
 
The Edward Curtis Project
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4761655
 
Metis veterans of Manitoba
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5728768
 
Forgotten warriors
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3939813
 
Honouring our peacekeepers
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4172323
 
Born on snow
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4139781
 
Way of the warrior
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3958122
 
When the spirits dance
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3758440
 
Q’sapi
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2837721
 
Year in Nam
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2837367
 
You are asked to witness
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835335
 
Remembrances
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835520
 
Native soldiers: foreign battlefields
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2833665
 
Forgotten soldiers
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2831690
 
Indian profile of a Shuswap war veteran
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2830900
 
Canadian Indian policy during the inter-war years
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2831573
 
Gene Boy came home [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3942646
 
Ayaa [videorecording] : a hero’s journey
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4421126 
 
Forgotten warriors [videorecording] / director, Loretta Todd
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3939813 
 
Native People in Canada’s Wars [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=2835222 
 
Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road [videorecording]
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5743056
 
Three Day Road
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=3884172
 
The Indian who bombed Berlin and other stories
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5036935
 
Two trails narrow
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=4162077
 
War games
http://resolve.library.ubc.ca/cgi-bin/catsearch?bid=5721500

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