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National Indigenous Peoples Day:  

About this resource list

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day in Canada. National Indigenous Peoples Day is held in celebration and recognition of the diverse and distinct cultures, heritage, and achievements of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Inuit, and Métis – in what is now known as Canada. 

This sampling of resources has been created in celebration of the Indigenous authors and topics featured in our library collection.

If you have suggestions for Indigenous books that are not yet part of our collection, please let us know by emailing your ideas to

Graphic novels

Books for kids

Biographies & memoirs

Ndè Sii Wet'aà: Northern Indigenous Voices on Land, Life, and Art

Kyla LeSage, Thumlee Drybones-Foliot & Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, 2022
Call number: PS 8235 I6 N34 2022
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Kayās nōhcīn = I come from a long time back

Mary Louise Rockthunder, edited and translated by Jean Okimasis & Arok Wolvengrey, 2021
Call number: E 99 C88 R6313 2021
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Autobiography As Indigenous Intellectual Tradition: Cree and Métis âcimisowina

Deanna Reder, 2022
Call number: E 89.5 R43 2022
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Poet Warrior: A Memoir

Joy Harjo, 2021
Cal number: PS 3558 A62423 Z46 2021
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Truth Telling: Seven Conversations about Indigenous Life in Canada

Michelle Good, 2023
Call number: E 78 C2 G66 2023
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Unbroken: My Fight for Survival, Hope, and Justice for Indigenous Women and Girls

Angela Sterritt, 2023
Call number: PN 4913 S76 A3 2023
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Permanent Astonishment: A Memoir

Tomson Highway, 2021
Call number: PS 8565 I45 Z46 2021
Authentic indigenous Voices

Running Down a Dream: A Memoir

Candy Palmater, 2022
Call number: PN 2308 P35 A3 2022
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Becoming a Matriarch: A Memoir

Helen Knott, 2023
Call number: on order -- coming soon!
Authentic Indigenous Voices

National Film Board of Canada

Ninan Auassat (We, the Children)

Written & directed by Kim O' Bomsawin, 2024
Running time: 1 hour, 31 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Film still from


Directed & animated by Echo Henoche, 2017
Running time: 5 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices


Film still from Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Honour to Senator Murray Sinclair

Written & directed by Alanis Obomsawin, 2021
Running time: 29 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

That Old Game La Crosse

Written & directed by JL Whitecrow, 2018
Running time: 7 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

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The Mountain of SGaana

Directed by Christopher Auchter; written by Christopher Auchter & Annie Reid, 2017
Running time: 10 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Greetings: Te'skennongweronne - Yves Sioui Durand

Written & directed by Carlos Ferrand, 2017
Running time: 4 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Film still from


Written & directed by Nyla Innuksuk, 2016
Running time: 4 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Film still from

Inside Hothouse 12

Directed by Rose Stiffarm, 2019
Running time: 9 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Film still from

Three Thousand

Written & directed by Asinnajaq, 2017
Running time: 14 minutes
Authentic Indigenous Voices


An Anthology of Monsters: How Story Saves Us from Our Anxiety

Cherie Dimaline, 2023
Call number: PS 8607 I53 A82 2023
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Carving Space: The Indigenous Voices Awards Anthology

Jordan Abel, Carleigh Baker & Madeleine Reddon, 2023
Call number: PS 8235 I6 I53 2023
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Wapke: Indigenous Science Fiction Stories

Selected by Michel Jean, translated by Katherine Gabinet-Kroo, 2022
Call number: PS 8329.5 Q8 W3713 2022
Authentic Indigenous Voices

A Minor Chorus

Billy-Ray Belcourt, 2022
Call number: PS 8603 E516 M56 2022
Authentic Indigenous Voices

(Re)Generation: The Poetry of Katerie Akewenzie-Damm

Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm, selected and introduction by Dallas Hunt, 2021
Call number: PS 8601 K49 A6 2021
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Moccasin Square Gardens: Short Stories

Richard Van Camp, 2019
Call number: PS 8593 A5 M63 2019
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Lhù'ààn Mân Keyí dań kwánje nààtsat = Kluane Lake Country People Speak Strong

Kluane First Nation, 2023
Call number: E 99 T92 L48 2023
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Five Little Indians

Michelle Good, 2020
Call number: PS 8613 O62 F58 2020
Authentic Indigenous Voices

Return of the Trickster

Eden Robinson, 2021
Call number: PS 8585 O35 R48 2021
Authentic Indigenous Voices