Honouring Indigenous Writers events

For the past several years UBC Library and the First Nations and Indigenous Studies program has held a Honouring Indigenous Writers Wikipedia Edit-a-thon. This edit-a-thon event, inspired by Daniel Heath Justice’s Twitter campaign of the same name, seeks to bring community editors together to work on editing Wikipedia entries for Indigenous authors in an attempt to tackle the systemic bias of Wikipedia, while also trying to raise the profile of Indigenous writers.

Due to COVID restrictions, the organizing team has scheduled a series of online free events and activities extending from February to March. The events include:

  • Author readings by Smokii Sumac, Richard Van Camp, Tenille Campbell, Marilyn Dumont.
  • Self-paced Weekly Wikipedia Challenges with prize draws
  • Wikipedia training and drop-in Zoom sessions 
  • A panel discussion from the UBC Vancouver Public Humanities Hub on Wikipedia as public scholarship

Visit their website for more about the events or follow #HonouringIndigenousWriters on Twitter.