Books for Indigenous History Month

Books for Indigenous History Month
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Check out our list of 40 books by Indigenous authors for Indigenous History Month. View books in this list

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From Bear Rock Mountain

By Antoine Bear Rock Mountain

In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing.

In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, ... Read more

Storying Violence

By Dallas Hunt & Gina Starblanket

Storying Violence explores the 2018 murder of Colten Boushie and the subsequent trial of Gerald Stanley. Through an analysis of relevant socio-political narratives in the prairies and scholarship on settler colonialism, the authors argue that Boushie?s death and Stanley?s acquittal ... Read more

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else)

By Colleen Cardinal
Foreword by Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew)

 

During the 60s Scoop, over 20,000 Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their biological families, lands and culture and trafficked across provinces, borders and overseas to be raised in non-Indigenous households.

Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh delves into the personal and ... Read more

Passage

By Gwen Benaway

In her second collection of poetry, Passage, Gwen Benaway examines what it means to experience violence and speaks to the burden of survival. Traveling to Northern Ontario and across the Great Lakes, Passage is a poetic voyage through divorce, family violence, legacy of colonization, ... Read more

Bearskin Diary

By Carol Daniels

Raw and honest, Bearskin Diary gives voice to a generation of First Nations women who have always been silenced, at a time when movements like Idle No More call for a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Aboriginal women. Carol Daniels adds an important perspective ... Read more

Hiraeth

By Carol Rose Daniels (GoldenEagle)

Finalist for the 2019 Rasmussen, Rasmussen and Charowsky Indigenous Peoples' Writing Award

Hiraeth is about women supporting and lending strength and clarity to other women so they know that moving forward is always possible-- and always necessary. It documents a journey of struggle ... Read more

Winter Child

By Virginia Pésémapéo Bordeleau
Translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

A visceral, luminous novel about a Métis woman tracing the life and death of her son.

One late September day, amid the year's first snowfall, the winter child is born. He does not breathe. His mother watches helplessly until "at last the baby uttered a first tentative croak ... Read more

Song of Batoche

By Maia Caron

Louis Riel arrives at Batoche in 1884 to help the Métis fight for their lands and discovers that the rebellious outsider Josette Lavoie is a granddaughter of the famous chief Big Bear, whom he needs as an ally. But Josette learns of Riel's hidden agenda - to establish a separate ... Read more

Witness, I Am

By Gregory Scofield

Witness, I Am is divided into three gripping sections of new poetry from one of Canada's most recognized poets. The first part of the book, "Dangerous Sound," contains contemporary themed poems about identity and belonging, undone and rendered into modern sound poetry. "Muskrat ... Read more

Popcorn Elder

By Curtis Peeteetuce

Darren, newly on parole from prison, has been ordered by the court to live with his father on the rez. Wally and Darren have always had a contentious relationship: Wally is a problem drinker, and Darren's got a short fuse. But Wally tells his son that he's changed, has stopped ... Read more