Indigenous Literature

BooksFirst Nations Communities Read | Academic Organizations



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

Centering Anishinaabeg Studies cover   Chippewa Customs cover   coyote-medicine   crazy-dave  For King and Kanata cover   Four Hills of Life cover  from-the-ashes-9781982101213_lg


Here is a listing of some of our young adult, childrens, and graphic novels:


birdie   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.


Academic Organizations

Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA) - The Indigenous Literary Studies Association invites you to be a part of the growing field of Indigenous Literary Arts in all forms.

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) - The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association is an interdisciplinary, international membership-based organization, comprised of scholars working in the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies, broadly defined.

Native American Literature Symposium - The Native American Literature Symposium is organized by an independent group of Indigenous scholars committed to making a place where Native voices can be heard.