Indigenous reads

The Indigenous Reads initiative from the Government of Canada hopes to encourage reconciliation between Canadians and Indigenous peoples by increasing understanding of Indigenous society. 

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Birdie : a novel

Birdie : a novel

Lindberg, Tracey, author
2016


Cloudwalker

Cloudwalker

Vickers, Roy Henry, 1946- author, illustrator
2014


Fatty legs : a true story

Fatty legs : a true story

Jordan-Fenton, Christy, author
2020

Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton's powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir's 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections on the book's impact, and a bonus chapter from the acclaimed follow-up, A Stranger at Home. New content includes a foreword from Dr. Debbie Reese, noted Indigenous scholar and founder of American Indians in Children's Literature, while Christy Jordan-Fenton, mother of Margaret's grandchildren and a key player in helping Margaret share her stories, discusses the impact of the book in a new preface.

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Fishing with grandma

Fishing with grandma

Avingaq, Susan, author
2015



Go show the world : a celebration of Indigenous heroes

Go show the world : a celebration of Indigenous heroes

Kinew, Wab, 1981- author
2018

Using rhyming lyrics from a previously written rap song, Midewin author, Manitoba politician, and creator Kinew tells the stories of diverse Indigenous heroes both historical and contemporary from the U.S. and Canada.

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Halfbreed

Halfbreed

Campbell, Maria, 1940- author
2019



Ispík kákí péyakoyak = When we were alone

Ispík kákí péyakoyak = When we were alone

Robertson, David, 1977- author
2020

"When a young girl helps tend to her grandmother’s garden, she begins to notice things about her grandmother that make her curious. Why does her grandmother have long braided hair and wear beautifully coloured clothing? Why does she speak another language and spend so much time with her family? As she asks her grandmother about these things, she is told about life in a residential school a long time ago, where everything was taken away. When We Were Alone is a story about a difficult time in history and, ultimately, a story of empowerment and strength."-- Provided by publisher.

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Lightfinder

Lightfinder

Paquette, Aaron, 1974- author
2014


The marrow thieves

The marrow thieves

Dimaline, Cherie, 1975- author
2018

Humanity has nearly destroyed its world through global warming, but now an even greater evil lurks. The indigenous people of North America are being hunted and harvested for their bone marrow, which carries the key to recovering something the rest of the population has lost: the ability to dream. In this dark world, Frenchie and his companions struggle to survive as they make their way up north to the old lands. For now, survival means staying hidden - but what they don't know is that one of them holds the secret to defeating the marrow thieves.

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Medicine walk

Medicine walk

Wagamese, Richard, author
2015


Moon of the crusted snow

Moon of the crusted snow

Rice, Waubgeshig, 1979- author
2018

With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadearship loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again.

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Moonshot : the indigenous comics collection. Volume 1

Moonshot : the indigenous comics collection. Volume 1

2015

Moonshot: the indigenous comics collection volume 1 brings together dozens of creators form all over North America to contribute comic book stories showcasing the rich heritage and identity of indigenous storytelling. From tratitional stories to exciting new visions of the future, this collection presents some of the finest comic book and graphic novel work from across the continent.

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The orange shirt story

The orange shirt story

Webstad, Phyllis, author
2018


Secret path

Secret path

Downie, Gordon, 1964-2017, author
2016


Shin-chi's canoe

Shin-chi's canoe

Campbell, Nicola I., author
2017


Split tooth

Split tooth

Tagaq, 1975- author
2019

Fact can be as strange as fiction. It can also be as dark, as violent, as rapturous. In the end, there may be no difference between them. A girl grows up in Nunavut in the 1970s. She knows joy, and friendship, and parents' love. She knows boredom, and listlessness, and bullying. She knows the tedium of the everyday world, and the raw, amoral power of the ice and sky, the seductive energy of the animal world. She knows the ravages of alcohol, and violence at the hands of those she should be able to trust. She sees the spirits that surround her, and the immense power that dwarfs all of us. When she becomes pregnant, she must navigate all this. Veering back and forth between the grittiest features of a small arctic town, the electrifying proximity of the world of animals, and ravishing world of myth, Tanya Tagaq explores a world where the distinctions between good and evil, animal and human, victim and transgressor, real and imagined lose their meaning, but the guiding power of love remains. Haunting, brooding, exhilarating, and tender all at once, Tagaq moves effortlessly between fiction and memoir, myth and reality, poetry and prose, and conjures a world and a heroine readers will never forget.

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Stolen words

Stolen words

Florence, Melanie, author
2017



Sweetest Kulu

Sweetest Kulu

Kalluk, Celina, author
2014


Takannaaluk

Takannaaluk

Paniaq, Hervé, author
2018


This place : 150 years retold

This place : 150 years retold

2019

Explore the past 150 years through the eyes of Indigenous creators in this groundbreaking graphic novel anthology. Beautifully illustrated, these stories are an emotional and enlightening journey through Indigenous wonderworks, psychic battles, and time travel. See how Indigenous peoples have survived a post-apocalyptic world since Contact.

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Witness, I am

Witness, I am

Scofield, Gregory A., 1966- author
2016


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