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Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies is an interdisciplinary field grounded in the languages, histories, geographies, and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples

Indigenous Literature

Indigenous Literature: Overview

There has been a shift in publishing from material written about Indigenous Peoples to material written by Indigenous Peoples. More material by Indigenous authors is now available thanks to gradual improvements in the publishing industry, including more Indigenous publishing houses. Some prominent Indigenous publishers include Inhabit Media (Inuit) Theytus Books (Metis) Pemmican Publications (First Nations) Strong Nation.

Indigenous Literature: Web Resources 

  1. Authentic First Peoples Resources (K-9 recommended reads)
  2. Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools (K-12 recommended reads)
  3. Indigenous Read Alouds (Children's books on Youtube)

Indigenous Literature: DVDs and Streaming

  1. APTN Lumi Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Lumi is a streaming service that features Indigenous-focused content. It requires a paid subscription. Content in English and various Indigenous Languages. Please note that the content is not currently licensed for educational use or public performance.
  2. Read Listen Tell - Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island video recordings with famous Indigenous authors

Fiction, Memoirs, Short Stories, and Poetry Books

Book cover: Tilly and the Crazy Eights / Monique Gray Smith
Book cover: The punishment / Joseph Dandurand
Book cover:  Bad Cree : a novel / Jessica Johns
Bookm cover:  Sh:lam = (the doctor) : poems / Joseph A Dandurand
Book cover: Toronto at dreamer's rock ; and, Education is our right : two one-act plays / Drew Hayden Taylor
Book cover:  Where the sea kuniks the land / a collection of poetry by Ashley Qilavaq-Savard
Book cover: Full Metal Indigiqueer: Poems
Book cover: Taaqtumi : an anthology of Arctic horror stories
Book cover: Performing Turtle Island : Indigenous theatre on the world stage

Academic Books

Book cover: Why Indigenous literatures matter
Book cover: Elements of Indigenous style: a guide for writing by and about Indigenous peoples
Book cover: Introduction to indigenous literary criticism in Canada
Book cover:  Broken flute: the Native experience in books for children
Book cover: Plural sovereignties and contemporary Indigenous literature