Weekly Activities

Challenge Info

Activities have been ranked by:

Level 1: No Wikipedia editing
Level 2: Light Wikipedia editing
Level 3: Medium Wikipedia editing
Level 4: Involves research
Level 5: Heavy Wikipedia editing

The deadline for Prize Draw Entry submissions is March 31.
Winners will be announced over Social Media.

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Browse each week’s activities below or come back to complete ones you’ve missed. They can be completed at any time during the month or in any order, and you may find that you’ve already completed an activity when it comes up later. You can choose to do the activity again, or count your previous experience.

If you need help with any of the challenges, please come to one of our Wikipedia Training or Drop-In Sessions or send us an email at hiw.ubc@gmail.com.

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Level 4Week 3

Adding Images

December 17, 2020

Find and add an image to an article.
Level 4

Launch
Level 1Week 1

Attend an HIW Author Reading

December 14, 2020

Attend a HIW author reading with an Indigenous writer.
Level 1

Launch
Level 3Week 1

Category Tags

December 16, 2020

Emphasize an author’s Indigeneity by placing it in one of Wikipedia’s Indigenous Writer categories.
Level 3

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Level 4Week 1

Citations

December 16, 2020

Find and add a citation to an existing author page.
Level 4

Launch
Bonus! Week 5Level 1Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4

Create an HIW #passthepencil TikTok Video

February 17, 2021

Create an HIW #passthepencil TikTok video and share your favourite quote by an Indigenous writer
Level 1

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Bonus! Week 5Level 1Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4

Create an #IndigenousShelfie on Instagram

February 17, 2021

Share your favourite books by Indigenous writers with an #IndigenousShelfie on Instagram
Level 1

Launch
Level 3Week 2

Duplicate Information

December 16, 2020

Remove or synthesize duplicate information in an article.
Level 3

Launch
Level 1Week 4

Follow Authors

January 4, 2021

Find and follow an Indigenous writer on social media.
Level 1

Launch
Level 5Week 4

Infoboxes

January 4, 2021

Add an infobox to an author’s article.
Level 5

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Level 2Week 4

Internal Links

January 4, 2021

Add an internal link to another Wikipedia article.
Level 2

Launch
Level 1Week 3

Invite a Friend

December 16, 2020

Invite a friend to participate in Honouring Indigenous Writers.
Level 1

Launch
Bonus! Week 5Level 2

Join Indigenous Wikiproject Community

January 7, 2021

Join the Indigenous Peoples of North America Wikiproject.
Level 2

Launch
Level 2Week 2

Minor Edits

December 16, 2020

Correct a spelling or grammar mistake on Wikipedia.
Level 2

Launch
Level 1Week 3

Native Land

December 16, 2020

Look up your location on Native Land.
Level 1

Launch
Level 3Week 3

“Needs Citation” Tags

December 17, 2020

Fix an article that has been flagged with a “Needs Citation” tag.
Level 3

Launch
Level 5Week 3

New Articles

December 17, 2020

Create a new article for an Indigenous author who isn’t on Wikipedia yet.
Level 5

Launch
Level 4Week 4

New Authors

January 4, 2021

Find and add an author to next year’s HIW Author list.
Level 4

Launch
Level 1Week 2

Read about Indigenous Writers

December 16, 2020

Find and read an existing Wikipedia article about an Indigenous writer.
Level 1

Launch
Level 1Week 4

Read Books

January 4, 2021

Read a book (or watch a movie) written by an Indigenous writer.
Level 1

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Level 3Week 4

Reformat

January 14, 2021

Fix formatting or structural issues within an article.
Level 3

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Bonus! Week 5Level 4

Research

January 12, 2021

Research and compile a list of sources and citations for an author on the HIW authors list.
Level 4

Launch
Level 1Week 2

Social Media

December 16, 2020

Tag #HonouringIndigenousWriters on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok
Level 1

Launch
Level 5Week 1

Stub Articles

December 16, 2020

Contribute to an article that is currently too short.
Level 5

Launch
Level 3Week 2

Talk Pages

January 7, 2021

Contribute to an article’s talk page.
Level 3

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Level 2Week 3

Update Language

December 16, 2020

Correct out of date or offensive language found in an Indigenous Author article.
Level 2

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Level 4Week 2

Update Sources

December 16, 2020

Update an article with a source published this year.
Level 4

Launch
Level 1Week 1

Wikipedia Training

December 16, 2020

Join us for an introduction to Wikipedia and learn how to start editing.
Level 1

Launch
Level 2Week 1

Wikipedia User Pages

December 16, 2020

Get started with Wikipedia by creating an account and setting up your user page profile.
Level 2

Launch