49 Books for Indigenous History Month

49 Books for Indigenous History Month
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Check out our list of 49 books by Indigenous authors for Indigenous History Month.




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The Lover, the Lake

By Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
Translated by Susan Ouriou

A spellbinding novel celebrating Indigenous sensuality; the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in French

When it was first published in Quebec, The Lover, The Lake was heralded as the first erotic novel written by an Indigenous woman in French. Today, as it is translated ... Read more

Blue Marrow

By Louise Bernice Halfe

The voices of Blue Marrow sing out from the past and the present. They are the voices of the Grandmothers, both personal and legendary. They share their wisdom, their lives, their dreams. They proclaim the injustice of colonialism, the violence of proselytism, and the horrors ... Read more

The Land We Are

Edited by Gabrielle L'Hirondelle Hill & Sophie McCall

The Land We Are is a stunning collection of writing and art that interrogates the current era of reconciliation in Canada. Using visual, poetic, and theoretical language, the contributors approach reconciliation as a problematic narrative about Indigenous-settler relations, but ... Read more

Moon of the Crusted Snow

By Waubgeshig Rice

 

Nominated for the 2019 OLA Forest of Reading Evergreen Award

Shortlisted for the 2019 John W. Campbell Memorial Award

Shortlisted for the 2019/20 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award

2019 Women’s National Book Association’s Great Group Reads 

“This ... Read more

Angel Wing Splash Pattern

By Richard Van Camp

Angel Wing Splash Pattern celebrates Richard Van Camp's 24-year career as one of Canada's most prolific and award winning best-selling authors. This collection of hilarious and profound stories is where we meet Torchy, Sfen and Snowbird in "Mermaids" and this is where we see ... Read more

Legacy

By Suzanne Methot

 

Winner of the 2019–20 Huguenot Society of Canada Award

“Powerful … A deeply empathetic and inspiring work with insights of value to anyone struggling to overcome personal or communal trauma. ” — Library Journal

“[A] beautifully written book about strategies for healing ... Read more

Wrist

By Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

In 1872, dinosaur hunters become embroiled in a battle over the discovery of fossils in Northern Ontario as their excavation crews are driven mad by a bizarre and terrifying illness.Over a hundred years later, Church and his family show signs of the same monstrous affliction. ... Read more

You are Enough

By Smokii Sumac

Finalist for the 2019 Indigenous Voices Award for Published Poetry in English. In his debut poetry collection you are enough: love poems for the end of the world, Smokii Sumac has curated a selection of works from two years of a near daily poetry practice. What began as a sort ... Read more

Ghost Lake

By Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler

In Ojibwe cosmology there are thirteen moons, and in these pages are thirteen offerings from Ghost Lake, an interrelated cast of characters and their brushes with the mysterious. Issa lives in fear of having her secret discovered, Aanzheyaawin haunts the roads seeking vengeance, ... Read more

#IndianLovePoems

By Tenille K. Campbell

Covering Indigenous adventures from Wahpole Island to Northern Saskatchewan to the coast of Vancouver, #IndianLovePoems is a poetry collection that delves into the humour and truths of love and lust within Indigenous communities. Sharing stories in search of The One, or even ... Read more