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Browse Bookville's selection of Indigenous-authored books to get a sense of the diversity of voices and tremendous talent these writers have: perfect for gifting or to read yourself (or both!). View books in this list

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awâsis — kinky and dishevelled

By Louise B. Halfe – Sky Dancer

Winner of the 2022 SK Arts Poetry Award Honouring Anne Szumigalski * 2022 High Plains Book Awards Finalist * 2022 Raymond Souster Award Shortlist * 2022 Pat Lowther Memorial Award Longlist * 2022/2023 First Nation Communities Read Awards Longlist

A gender-fluid trickster character ... Read more

A Really Good Brown Girl

By Marilyn Dumont
Introduction by Lee Maracle

Deluxe redesign of the Gerald Lampert Award?winning classic.

On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the fourth of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. This edition of A Really Good Brown Girl features a new Introduction ... Read more

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour

By Dawn Dumont

Shortlisted for the Leacock Medal for Humour

The hilarious story of an unlikely group of Indigenous dancers who find themselves thrown together on a performance tour of Europe

The Tour is all prepared. The Prairie Chicken dance troupe is all set for a fifteen-day trek through ... Read more

Northern Wildflower

By Catherine Lafferty
Foreword by Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
With Katłıà


This is the story of how a young northern girl picked herself up out of the rough and polished herself off like the diamond that she is in the land of the midnight sun.

Northern Wildflower is the beautifully written and powerful memoir of Catherine Lafferty. With startling ... Read more

My Indian

By Mi'sel Joe & Sheila O'Neill






In 1822, William ... 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

Warrior Life

By Pamela Palmater


In a moment where unlawful pipelines are built on Indigenous territories, the RCMP make illegal arrests of land defenders on unceded lands, and anti-Indigenous racism permeates on social media; the government lie that is reconciliation is exposed. Renowned lawyer, author, ... Read more

Kitotam: He Speaks to it

By John McDonald

The Neyhiyawak (Plains Cree) word "Kitotam" translates into English as, "He Speaks to It. " This is a collection of free-verse poetry by Indigenous poet and artist John McDonald. Written in two parts, these poems chronicle John's life and experiences as an urban Indigenous youth ... Read more

This House Is Not a Home

By Katłıà


After a hunting trip one fall, a family in the far reaches of so-called Canada’s north return to nothing but an empty space where their home once stood. Finding themselves suddenly homeless, they have no choice but to assimilate into settler-colonial society in a mining ... Read more

The End of This World

By Angele Alook, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Joël Laforest, Crystal Lameman, and Bronwen Tucker

The climate crisis is here, and the end of this world—a world built on land theft, resource extraction, and colonial genocide—is on the horizon. In this compelling roadmap to a livable future, Indigenous sovereignty and climate justice go hand in hand.

Drawing on their work ... Read more