Aboriginal Literature

Aboriginal Literature
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The publishers of All Lit Up together have a vast collection of Aboriginal Literature. From coast-to-coast-to-coast, the diversity in Canadian Aboriginal Literature is well represented, whether you're looking for an informative essay collection or a poetry collection you can connect with. View books in this list

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One Bead at a Time

By Beverly Little Thunder & Sharron Proulx-Turner

One Bead at a Timeis the oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who has lived most of her life in service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit ... Read more

In This Together

General editor Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

What is real reconciliation? This collection of essays from both Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors from across Canada welcomes readers into a timely, healing conversation—one we've longed for but, before now, have had a hard time approaching.

These reflective and ... Read more

Seven Oaks Reader, The

By Myrna Kostash

The long rivalry between the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company for control of the fur trade in Canada's northwest came to an explosive climax on June 19th, 1816, at the so-called Battle of Seven Oaks. Armed buffalo hunters - Indigenous allies of the Nor-Westers ... Read more

Aqueduct

By Adele Perry

1919 is often recalled as the year of the Winnipeg General Strike, but it was also the year that water from Shoal Lake first flowed in Winnipeg taps. For the Anishinaabe community of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, construction of the Winnipeg Aqueduct led to a chain of difficult ... Read more

Performing Indigeneity

Edited by Yvette Nolan & Ric Knowles
Series edited by Ric Knowles

This volume of newly commissioned essays about Indigenous performance is the first in which all of the contributors are Indigenous artists or academics. Scholars were invited to write essays on some aspect of Indigenous performance and artists were asked to contribute statements ... Read more

Deaf Heaven

By Garry Gottfriedson

As the title suggests, this new collection of poetry from Garry Gottfriedson of the Secwepemc (Shuswap) Nation deals with the ways in which the world is deaf to the problems First Nations people face in Canada today. Gottfriedson examines such issues as the Truth and Reconciliation ... Read more

The Red Files

By Lisa Bird-Wilson

This debut poetry collection from Lisa Bird-Wilson reflects on the legacy of the residential school system: the fragmentation of families and histories, with blows that resonate through the generations.

 

Inspired by family and archival sources, Bird-Wilson assembles scraps of ... Read more

Corvus

By Harold Johnson

Eighty years have passed since flash floods, droughts, and tornadoes have ravaged the North American landscape and mass migrations to the north have led to decade-long wars. In the thriving city of La Ronge, George Taylor and Lenore Hanson are lawyers who rarely interact with ... Read more

Candies

By Basil H. Johnston
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Basil Johnston was one of the foremost Anishinaabe writers and storytellers, and his comedic stories about life in Residential School, Indian School Days, is a classic. Candies was Johnston's first collection of humorous works in decades.Excerpt from "Indian on Bicycle" found ... Read more

Gentle Habit, A

By Cherie Dimaline
Edited by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

The inspiration for the collection comes from American Poet Charles Bukowski who wrote "In between the punctuating agonies, life is such a gentle habit." Following this theme of extraordinary ordinariness, A Gentle Habit is a collection of six new short stories focusing on the ... Read more