June 2020 campaign

Check out the recommended books for our June 2020 campaign.

Join the #IndigenousReads conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #IndigenousReads. For more great books by Indigenous authors, visit the reading list from our previous #IndigenousReads campaigns.

Fishing with Grandma

Susan Avinqac and Maren Vsetula

Summary of Fishing with Grandma

Adventure begins when Grandma takes her two grandchildren out for a trip to the lake. After showing the kids how to prepare for a fishing trip, Grandma and the kids enjoy a day of jigging in the ice for fish.

(Source: Inhabit Books)

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

Canadian Geographic

Summary of Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada

There are two primary perspectives on the country we call Canada — the perspectives of Indigenous Peoples and the perspectives of the tens of millions of people from different backgrounds who have come to this country to find a new home.

(Source: Canadian Geographic)


Tracey Lindberg

Summary of Birdie

Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC.

(Source: Harper Collins Canada)

Nuttah and Kitchi National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration!

Written by Sandra Samatte, illustrated by Julian Grafenauer

Summary of Nuttah and Kitchi National Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration!

Written by Sandra Samatte, educator and author from Skownan First Nation, Treaty 2 Territory, and illustrated and designed by Julian Grafenauer, Ojibwe, from Rolling River First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. National Indigenous Peoples Day is held on June 21st to honour and celebrate Canada's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people, and to recognize the important achievements and contributions they have made. Join Nuttah & Kitchi from Skownan First Nation as they celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Source: Goodminds.com

Fire Song

Adam Garnet Jones

Summary of Fire Song

How can Shane reconcile his feelings for David with his desire for a better life? Shane is still reeling from the suicide of his kid sister, Destiny. How could he have missed the fact that she was so sad? He tries to share his grief with his girlfriend, Tara, but she's too concerned with her own needs to offer him much comfort. What he really wants is to be able to turn to the one person on the rez whom he loves—his friend, David.

Source: Annick Press

A Two-Sprit Journey

Ma-Nee Chacaby and Mary Louisa Plummer

Summary of A Two-Sprit Journey

A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby's extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby's story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism.

Source: University of Manitoba Press

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