You probably know that November 11th is Remembrance Day. Xwi7xwa Library will be closed on Monday November 13th to commemorate this and to honour members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty.

November 8th is not a federal holiday and but the date is still important. This is Aboriginal Veterans Day, a date set aside to mark the thousand of Indigenous, Metis and Inuit people who fought and died for this land. Indigenous voices are too easily lost amidst the poppies and parades, yet one Veterans group estimates that 12,000 Indigenous people served in the First and Second World Wars and the Korean War.[1]

We’re proud to hold some of these stories in our collection and to be able to highlight them this week.  Please visit Xwi7xwa Library to discover further titles and find out more.

 

[1] ‘Indigenous Veterans’. Veteran Affairs Canada. Retrieved from http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/those-who-served/indigenous-veterans

 

Please note that Koerner Library will be closed for Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11th. The library will re-open on Monday according to our regular hours.

rdThe purpose of this guide is to link teacher candidates and teacher-librarians to young adult and children’s literature, teaching ideas, images, YouTube videos and web resources that will be useful in observing Remembrance Day in BC schools.

http://guides.library.ubc.ca/remembranceday

 

Photo credit: Lauren Cathy Turner via Flickr

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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