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Indigenous Poetry & Poets

Streaming Content & Library Online Course Reserves (LOCR)

IMPORTANT: Course instructors should enter streaming video titles into LOCR if they are recommending films to their students. Many streamed video databases are subscription-based and access to individual titles can be time-limited. If titles have been entered into LOCR then Library staff will be able to contact instructors before access is lost.

Please note that not all streaming content is indexed in Summon. If a title does not come up in the LOCR search use the manual form entry link that appears when items are not found to enter in the relevant information about the title including director, year, etc.  If UBC Library does not own/have access to the title, Library staff will automatically investigate the options available and communicate these to the course instructor.

Visual/Performance Poetry & Storytelling

The following is a brief selection of Indigenous performance poetry and Storytelling from Canadian artists. 

Short Films Online

McIntyre Media

Xwi7xwa purchased many individual Indigenous-focused streaming media titles which are hosted on a platform called McIntyre Media.

Here is a list of selected streaming media at X̱wi7x̱wa Library

There are two ways you'll be prompted to connect before you can access your online item:

  1. Login to the library website using your CWL before you start browsing -
  2. Browse the library website and enter your CWL when the system prompts you (usually when you want to view an online journal or e-book)

Here’s how to search the library catalogue for streaming content:

  • To look for a particular title, at the basic search, enter a keyword (use AND, OR, NOT or “a phrase”) and include the following in your search string: video and online and xwi7xwa. Example: To find The Pass System, enter the following: “pass system” video and online and xwi7xwa
  • To browse what’s available, at the basic search, enter the following: video and online and xwi7xwa. You can then filter your results by selecting “video recording” under the content type.

IMPORTANT: When searching for streaming media in UBC's Catalogue you may not find the title you are looking for but you still may have streaming privileges of that title!!! 

Check National Film Board (needs Campus Wide Login)

Check Criterion on Demand