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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Territorial Acknowledgement 
We at Kwantlen Polytechnic University respectfully acknowledge that we work, live, and study in a region that overlaps with the unceded, traditional and ancestral lands of the xwməθkwəyə̓ m (Musqueam), qi̓ cə̓ y̓ (Katzie), SEMYOME (Semiahmoo), scə̓ waθən (Tsawwassen), qiqéyt (Qayqayt),  Kwikwetlem, and the lands of the qw̓ ɑ:nƛ̓ ə̓ n̓ (Kwantlen) First Nation, which gifted its name to this university.

In the cause of reconciliation, we recognize our commitment to address and reduce the ongoing systemic colonialism, oppression and racism that Indigenous Peoples continue to experience.
 Audio-visual territorial acknowledgement.

News at KPU

NIKKLA respectful terminologies project
χʷəχʷéy̓əm Indigenous Collection Surrey Launch & Richmond Launch & Langley Launch
KPU student Jennifer Lamont's Dancer print to be featured in χʷƏχʷe ỷƏm Library space

Need help? Contact your Indigenous Studies Subject Liaison Librarian Rachel Chong. 

News: CBC Indigenous

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New Books

Book cover: Indigenous motherhood in the academy / edited by Robin Zape-tah-hol-ah Minthorn, Christine Nelson, Heather J. Shotton
Book cover: Indigenous media arts in Canada : making, caring, sharing / Dana Claxton and Ezra Winton, editors
Book cover: Project 562 : changing the way we see Native America / Matika Wilbur
 Out of concealment : female supernatural beings of Haida Gwaii / Gid7ahl-G̲udsllaay Lalaxaaygans = Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson ; forewords by Wade Davis and GwaaG̲anad = Diane Brown
Ndè sìì wet'aɂà : northern Indigenous voices on land, life, and art / edited by Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot, & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
 Bill Reid : to speak with a golden voice = Iljuwas : kihlguula kil 'yuwans / main text by Hluugitgaa Gwaai Edenshaw and Beth Carter unless otherwise noted ; contributors: GwaaG̱anad Diane Brown, Iljuuwaas Tyson Brown, Jisgang Nika Collison, Dr. Martine Reid, Yahl 'Aadaas Cori Savard, and Kinnie Starr
Book cover: Beyond blood : rethinking Indigenous identity / Pamela D. Palmater
Book cover:  News media and the Indigenous fight for federal recognition / Cristina L. Azocar