First Nations Interest Group

Welcome to the First Nations Interest Group (FNIG)!


The First Nations Interest Group (FNIG) of the British Columbia Library Association listens and responds to the information interests expressed by Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia. We encourage the development of reciprocal relationships between Aboriginal communities and information organizations such as libraries and community resource centres.


  • To share knowledge on aspects of the information profession relevant to Aboriginal interests, as expressed by Aboriginal people, by creating relevant and respectful learning opportunities.
  • To develop relationships between knowledge organizations and Aboriginal individuals, communities, and organizations.
  • To encourage and support the recruitment of Aboriginal information professionals by encouraging organizational inclusivity and diversity.

Did you know?

The FNIG has been working together since 1992. Explore the FNIG archival fonds at UBC’s Xwi7xwa Library using the newly developed finding aid to learn more!

Get involved with the FNIG

Join our forum to get connected, or email [email protected]. We meet several times a year for FNIG business as well as social gatherings. Are you looking for mentorship in this growing area of librarianship? New members are welcome!

FNIG Executive

Convenor: Sarah Dupont Secretary: Alyssa Hamer

Join the Conversation

Check out what everyone is discussing over on the forum BCLA First Nations Interest Group here. Must be a member of BCLA or a forum member to view & discuss.