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Métis Studies

Métis Resources at Xwi7xwa Library

Xwi7xwa Library has a selection of resources on Métis culture, history, and language, including books and audiovisual materials. While Métis resources are intersperced throughout the Xwi7xwa collections, the following call number sections are good starting points:

  • CM - Métis (History and culture)
  • XXM - Michif (Language)

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Searching the UBC Catalog


Keyword searching in the UBC Library Catalog is an effective way to find books, media, and other useful resources.

To find Métis related materials try search using some of these keywords:

  • Métis   
  • Red River
  • Michif (Mitchif, Mechif, Métif, French Cree)
  • Seven Oaks
  • Scrip

Subject Headings

Subject headings are effective tools for indentifying resources with similar or related subject matter. You have the ability to either browse or search for materials by subject heading.

When searching the UBC Catalog, you can search by subject heading by selecting the "subject keyword" option from the drop down menu next to the search bar.

Subject heading examples:

Métis -- Culture

Métis -- Manitoba -- History

Métis -- Riel Rebellion, 1885

Most item records in the UBC catalog contain subject headings. Clicking on these headings allow you to virtually browse materials of a similar subject area.