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First Nations Historical Resources


This is an overview of resources maintained by UBC Archives which may be relevant to research on First Nations history and contemporary issues.  These resources document First Nations history and culture in general, and the evolution of UBC’s relationships with First Nations in particular.  They include archival materials in all media (textual, photographic, audiovisual, and digital), websites, and Internet-based collections and related resources.

This list is not intended to be fully comprehensive, but will serve as an introduction for researchers. The focus is on materials held in the University Archives. Researchers are advised to consult with staff in other Library branches such as Rare Books and Special Collections and Xwi7xwa Library, as well as the UBC Museum of Anthropology, regarding archival materials in their collections. See also Xwi7xwa Library's research guide Musqueam: Land Beneath Our Feet.

Patrons researching specific individuals, groups, or events may find information in other collections and resources maintained by the UBC Archives but not listed here.  Archives staff are available to provide assistance.

Thanks to Ann Doyle and her colleagues at Xwi7xwa Library for their guidance in compiling this list.


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