Below you will find articles and databases specific to Languages. As we progressively move to an online environment Xwi7xwa is moving away from print and physical materials. For more research guides please refer to the related guides on the left side of this page.
When searching for information using the UBC Library Catalogue, Summon, or databases, remember that names of Indigenous nations and languages often change over time and spellings may vary. You may need to conduct multiple searches using a variety of search terms to find information about a particular Indigenous nation or language.
Changes Over Time
The First Peoples' Language Map of British Columbia maintains a First Nations Index, which includes current and other names of nations, and a Language Index, which includes current and other names of languages.
The Métis language is called Michif (also Mitchif, Mechif, Michif-Cree, Métif, Métchif, French Cree). Michif is blend of Cree and French; the verbs are taken from Cree, while the nouns are taken from French.
For information on Michif, check out A Language of Our Own [e-book] by Peter Bakker (1997).
Online Michif Resources