Collections of First Nations Works
All that we say is ours : Guujaaw and the reawakening of the Haida Nation - e-book, and a print copy in Surrey E 99 H2 G89 2010
(Ad)dressing our words : aboriginal perspectives on aboriginal literatures - This critical anthology of essays by Aboriginal academics provides an in-depth analysis of the emerging body of literature by Aboriginal authors.
Native writers and Canadian writing : Canadian literature special issue - an e-book, and print copies in Richmond and Surrey at PR 9035 N38
Native literature in Canada : from the oral tradition to the present - PR 9035 P4 1990 copies in Surrey and Langley
Literary Movements and criticism
Author biographies and their work
Dictionaries and encyclopedias
Subject Searching in the Library Catalogue
Indians in literature - use this Subject Heading to retrieve books and DVDs on the topic
Indians of North America Canada - retrieves books and DVDs on the topic. Add another subject term (Literature) to narrow down your search to literary themes
Authors and First Nations Themes
Drew Hayden Taylor - explore books in the Library collection written by Drew, such as God and the Indian, Me Funny, Me Sexy, etc.
Richard Wagamese - check his novels and poems, such as Indian Horse, Ruanaway Dreams, One Story One Song....
Eden Robinson - award-winning author of The Sasquatch at home : traditional protocols & modern storytelling, Blood Sports, Monkey Beach, etc.
Joseph Boyden - author of Orenda, Through black spruce, Born with a tooth...
Jesuit Relations - materials held in the Library. "The Jesuit Relations, also known as Relations des Jésuites de la Nouvelle-France, are early ethnographic documents that chronicle Jesuit missions in New France. The works were written annually and appeared in print beginning in 1632" (Wikipedia).
Jesuti relations and Allied Documents 1610-1791 - This site contains the entire English translation of the The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents, originally compiled and edited by Reuben Gold Thwaites and published by The Burrows BrothersCompany, Cleveland, throughout the latter part of the nineteenth century. Each file represents the total English contents of a single published volume. The original work has facing pages in the original French, Latin or Italian, depending on the author.
Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature - check this year's finalists. The winners of the second edition of this annual Award will be announced on September 27, 2014.
First Nations Online Sources
Indigenous Studies Portal - The Indigenous Studies Portal (iPortal) connects faculty, students, researchers and members of the community with electronic resources: books, articles, theses, documents, etc. Topics covered include Indigenous authors, literature, oral traditions, languages, media and more.
Native North American Authors - Internet Public Library site from U.S. Bibliographies of published works, biographical information, and links to interviews, online texts and tribal websites.
Literature - From NativeWiki. Includes category lists and lists of authors.