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

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) was established to gather testimony on survivors’ experiences of the Indian Residential Schools. From September 18 – 22, the Commission is holding its BC National Events in Vancouver. 

As part of this process, the UBC community is encouraged to attend, witness and celebrate the resilience of Aboriginal cultures. UBC is suspending classes on September 18 to allow students, faculty and other members of the UBC community to participate in this historic event and other events around the city.

These events include an opening ceremony, public and private testimonials, film viewings, educational sessions, archival displays and more. 

 

The Library is contributing to the campus-wide initiative by highlighting Indian Residential Schools in different contexts.


 

image of postcard

Our online research guide on Indian Residential Schools in Canada is a good starting point for anyone wanting background information this important, and sensitive, part of Canada’s history. This research guide also highlights UBC’s Indian Residential School Initiative


 

Several library branches have put up exhibits and displays for the month of September, to highlight Aboriginal issues.

image of exhibit display

 

  • The Education Library display features DVDs and books related to the human rights abuses in the Canadian Indian residential school system and related Aboriginal issues (September).
  • The Koerner Library display features books related to Aboriginal issues (mid-September to end of September). 
  • The Asian Library display (pictured) features resources and media on Canadian Indian Residential schools, but from an Asian perspective (September 16 to 25).

 

 

 

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