Indigenous History Month Reading List

Indigenous History Month Reading List

June 16, 2020

Indigenous History Month Reading List


The Inconvenient Indian (also in print) 

Thomas King 


First Peoples in Canada (also in print) 

Alan D. McMillan & Eldon Yellowhorn  


Jonny Appleseed 

Joshua Whitehead 


Sanaaq (also in print) 

Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk 



Daniel Heath Justice 


Creating Space: My Life and Work in Indigenous Education (also in print) 

Verna J. Kirkness 


Monkey Beach (also in print) 

Eden Robinson 


Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada (also in print) 

Chelsea Vowel  


Elements of Indigenous Style: A Guide for Writing by and about Indigenous Peoples (also in print) 

Greg Younging  


Canada's Indigenous Constitution 

John Borrows  


The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties 

John Borrows & Michael Coyle 


Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation 

Monique Gray Smith  


How Should I Read These?: Native Women Writers in Canada 

Hoy, Helen 


Living Treaties: Narrating Mi’kmaw Treaty Relations (also in print) 

Marie Battiste  


A two-spirit journey : the autobiography of a lesbian Ojibwa-Cree elder (also in print) 

Ma-Nee Chacaby & Mary Louisa Plummer  


Rekindling the Sacred Fire: Métis Ancestry and Anishinaabe Spirituality 

Chantal Fiola 


Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing (also in print) 

Jo-Ann Episkenew  


Print Books 


A Mind Spread Out on the Ground  

Alicia Elliott  


Aboriginal peoples of Canada: a short introduction 

Paul R. Magocsi 


Price Paid 

Bev Sellars  


Our story: Aboriginal voices on Canada's past 

Tantoo Cardinal  


Green Grass, Running Water 

Thomas King 


Surviving Canada: Indigenous Peoples Celebrate 150 Years of Betrayal 

Edited by Kiera L. Ladner & Myra J. Tait 


Seven Fallen Feathers 

Tanya Talaga 


The Right To Be Cold: One Woman's Story Of Protecting Her Culture, The Arctic And The Whole Planet 

Sheila Watt-Cloutier 


Bearskin Diary 

Carol Daniels 


Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing 

Tomson Highway 


Indian Horse 

Richard Wagamese 


The Reason You Walk 

Wab Kinew 


The Break 

Katherena Vermette 


A Really Good Brown Girl 

Marilyn Dumont 


A Short History of Indians In Canada 

Thomas King 


Medicine Walk 

Richard Wagamese 


Motorcycles and Sweetgrass 

Drew Hayden Taylor 



Joseph Boyden 



Richard Wagamese 


Righting Canada's Wrongs - Residential schools: The devastating impact on Canada's Indigenous peoples and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's findings and calls for action 

Melanie Florence 


Life Among the Qallunaat 

Mini Aodla Freeman 



Tracey Lindberg 


Grey Eyes 

Frank Christopher Busch 



Naomi Fontaine 


Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential Schools 

Edited by Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagné, Glean Lowry and Jonathan Dewar 


Son of a Trickster  

Eden Robinson 


The Marrow Thieves  

Cherie Dimaline 


The Missing  

Melanie Florence 


In Search of April Raintree  

Beatrice Mosionier 


We Were Not the Savages: First Nations History: Collision Between European and Native American Civilizations  

Daniel N. Paul 


They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School 

Bev Sellars  


Out of the depths: The experiences of Mi'kmaw children at the Indian Residential School at Shubenacadie 

Isabelle Knockwood 


Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History 

Alexandra Shimo and Edmund Metatawabin 


The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel 

Patti LaBoucane-Benson 


Price Paid: The Fight for First Nations Survival 

Bev Sellars  


Sugar Falls: a residential school story 

David Robertson, Steven Keewatin Sanderson & Scott B. Henderson  


Fatty legs: a true story 

Christy Jordan-Fenton, Liz Amini-Holmes & Margaret Pokiak-Fenton  


There's Something in the Water 

Ingrid Waldron  


Braiding sweetgrass: indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge and the teachings of plants  

Robin Wall Kimmerer  

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