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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.

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 UVic's Education Librarian.  As the library seeks to hire an Indigenous Studies Librarian, I am temporarily filling in to help students in UVic's Indigenous Studies program as they use the library.  UVic Libraries has an excellent electronic and print collection to support topics related to Indigenous Studies.  Please get in touch if you need help with your library research, it would be a pleasure to support you with a specific assignment or at anytime throughout the duration of your program.  Additional library colleagues may be useful contacts for you as well, particularly Jessie Lampreau, the Indigenous Initiatives Librarian in the Law Library and Ry Moran, the Associate University Librarian for Reconciliation.  UVic has numerous subject librarians who would also be pleased to answer your questions.  You can book an appointment with me through the library's appointment booking system or you can email me directly to set up a time (  It would be a pleasure to chat in-person or via Zoom.  If it is easier, we can talk over the phone (250-721-8259) or I can call you long distance.  I will 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 (  Learn more about my work and research here.  Please do not hesitate to be in touch, the library is here to help you.  HÍ,SW̱ḴE SI,IÁM.

Land Acknowledgment

We acknowledge and respect the Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lək̓ʷəŋən and SÁNEĆ Peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


Photo credit: First People's House

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