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Indigenous Studies

This library guides outlines useful resources in support of various aspects of Indigenous Studies scholarship, particularly the Indigenous Studies program.

Kinship Rising mural at UVicLib

Created by the Kinship Rising Collective, the Fearless Sisters Rising mural honours the fearless, healing medicine of Indigenous bodies and land relations. Completed in 2018, Fearless Sisters Rising was collectively envisioned and painted over several months by a group of BIPOC young people, students and mentors. The design and project were conceptualized by lead artists Brianna Bear and Nicole Neidhardt. Visit UVic to view this remarkable piece--the mural is located in the main staircase of McPherson Library between the third and fourth floors. 

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Welcome to the library

JÁN ÍY, C̸ENS TÁĆEL HÁLE.   Welcome to the Library! 

ÍY SȻÁĆEL students in the Indigenous Studies program!  Pia Russell ŦE NE SNÁ, my name is Pia Russell and I am the librarian for Indigenous Studies, Education, and Children’s Literature at UVic Libraries.  If you need help with your library research, please get in touch. You can book an appointment with my librarian colleague Sarah Miller (, who is covering Indigenous Studies while I am on study leave. It would be a pleasure to chat about your research questions via Zoom or your preferred remote meeting platform.  If it is easier, I can call you long distance too.  I will try to get back to you within one business day, but if your question is urgent one of my librarian colleagues would be pleased to assist you as well ( Finally, a big thank you to Librarians Alix Gullen and Maggie Tan for their assistance in curating some content for this guide!  HÍ,SW̱ḴE SI,IÁM.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge with respect the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on whose traditional territory the university stands and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose relationships with the land continue to this day.


Photo credit: First People's House

IS 310D: LE,NONET Preparation Seminar

Hello IS 310D students.  My name is Pia Russell and I am a librarian at UVic.  It would be a pleasure to support you during the library research phase of your assignments for this course. 

While I am on study leave, you can book an appointment with my librarian colleague Sarah Miller, who is covering Indigenous Studies, by emailing 


Here is a link to the libraries' APA quick guide.

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