Indigenous Literature

BooksFirst Nations Communities ReadIndigenous Writing ChallengesIndigenous Authors 



Here is a listing of some of our adult Indigenous books.

Centering Anishinaabeg Studies cover Chippewa Customs cover Coyote Medicine cover Crazy Dave cover  For King and Kanata cover Four Hills of Life cover 



Invisible Women cover Ojibwa Dance Drum cover Indian Horse cover   Te Bwe Win cover Treaty No 9 cover Where the Pavement Ends cover

You can find more in our online Catalogue under:

*For more information on the assigned subject headings, please refer to Library and Archives Canada's Canadian Subject Headings.

If you're looking for Children's Materials, check out our KidsOnline Catalogue's Picture-It! First Nations resources. 


First Nations Communities Read

First Nations Communities Read is is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read selected and other recommended titles: 

  • encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
  • are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator;
  • contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement.


Indigenous Writing Challenges

Canadian Aboriginal Writing & Arts Challenge - The largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Aboriginal youth.

James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award - The James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award recognizes Aboriginal youth for their creative writing talent. Every year up to six Aboriginal students each receive the award of $2,500.


Indigenous Authors

Native American Authors - This website provides information on Native North American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites.

North American Native Authors Catalog Online - K'wlipaio! Welcome to The North American Native Authors Catalog Online, your link to hundreds of Native authored books, cassettes and compact discs. We hope that our site will not only help you to find the literature, or music you are looking for, but also help you to learn more about Native Americans and our continuing history.