Indigenous Book club Month

Indigenous writers recommend books to read during Indigenous Book Club Month

Every day during Indigenous Book Club Month, CBC Books is publishing a recommendation from an Indigenous writer to read a book by another Indigenous writer. Check out all the recommendations below, and be sure to come back as we update the list each day.

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The Break by Katherena Vermette

#1. The Break
by Katherena Vermette

Recommended by:
Gwen Benaway

The Break by Katherena Vermette

#2. Writing As Witness
by Beth Brant

Recommended by:
Daniel Heath Justice

Memory Serves by Lee Maracle

#3. Memory Serves
by Lee Maracle

Recommended by:
Shannon Webb-Campbell

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 Deadly Loyalties by Jennifer Storm

#4. Deadly Loyalties
by Jennifer Storm

Recommended by:
Richard Van Camp

The Stone Collection by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

#5. The Stone Collection
by Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Recommended by:
Alicia Elliott

A Short History of Indians in Canada by Thomas King
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Treaty Promises, Indian Reality by Harold LeRat and Linda Ungar

#7. Treaty Promises,
Indian Reality

by Harold LeRat
and Linda Ungar

Recommended by:
Gloria Mehlmann

Life Among the Qallunaat by Mini Aodla

#8. Life Among
the Qallunaat

by Mini Aodla Freeman

Recommended by:
Tanya Roach

Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe

#9. Burning in this
Midnight Dream

by Louise Bernice Halfe

Recommended by:
Daniel David Moses

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The Education of Augie Merasty

#10. The Education of
Augie Merasty

by Joseph Merasty

Recommended by:
Dawn Dumont

 Islands of Decolonial Love

#11. Islands of
Decolonial Love

by Leanne
Betaskamosake Simpson

Recommended by:
Monique Gray Smith

Son of a Trickster

#12. Son of a Trickster
by Eden Robinson

Recommended by:
Harold R. Johnson

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Witness, I Am by Gregory Scofield

#13. Witness, I Am
by Gregory Scofield

Recommended by:
Cherie Dimaline

Shadows Cast by Stars by Catherine Knutsson

#14. Shadows
Cast by Stars

by Catherine Knutsson

Recommended by:
Francine Cunningham

A Really Good Brown Girl by Marilyn Dumont

#15. A Really Good Brown Girl
by Marilyn Dumont

Recommended by:
Rita Bouvier

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Passage by Gwen Benaway

#16. Passage
by Gwen Benaway

Recommended by:
Billy-Ray Belcourt

Walking the Clouds edited by Grace L. Dillon

#17. Walking the Clouds
edited by Grace L. Dillon

Recommended by:
Jessie MacKenzie

Angel Wing Splash Pattern by Richard Van Camp

#18. Angel Wing
Splash Pattern

by Richard Van Camp

Recommended by:
Carol Rose Daniels

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Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan

#19. Treaty Elders
of Saskatchewan

by Harold Cardinal
& Walter Hildebrandt

Recommended by:
Patti LaBoucane-Benson

The Evolution of Alice by David Robertson

#20. The Evolution of Alice
by David Robertson

Recommended by:
Jen Storm

Totem Poles & Railroads by Janet Rogers

#21. Totem Poles
& Railroads

by Janet Rogers

Recommended by:
Joshua Whitehead

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A Two-Spirit Journey by Ma-Nee Chacaby

#22. A Two-Spirit Journey
by Ma-Nee Chacaby

Recommended by:
Carleigh Baker

Read, Listen, Tell

#23. Read, Listen, Tell
edited by Sophie McCall et al

Recommended by:
Niigaanwewidam Sinclair

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing my People (and Yours)

#24. Firewater
by Harold R. Johnson

Recommended by:
Chantal Fiola

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Burning in this Midnight Dream by Louise Bernice Halfe

#25. Burning in this
Midnight Dream

by Louise Bernice Halfe

Recommended by:
Janet Rogers

 Passage by Gwen Benaway

#26. Passage
by Gwen Benaway

Recommended by:
Lisa Bird-Wilson

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