15 memoirs by Indigenous writers you need to read

From Wab Kinew to Jordin Tootoo, here are 15 powerful memoirs by Indigenous writers.

Love memoirs? In honour of #welovememoirsday, we've curated a list of 15 great personal stories, all by Indigenous writers living in Canada and the United States.

The Blue Jay's Dance is Louise Erdrich's first major work of nonfiction. (Harper Perennial/Viking/University of Regina Press)
They Called Me Number One won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. (Penguin Canada/Talon Books/Douglas & McIntyre)
Chantal Kreviazuk championed The Right to Be Cold on Canada Reads 2017. (Nonvella Publishing/Penguin Canada/Purich Publishing)
Up Ghost River was a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for nonfiction. (Goodread Biography/Vintage/University of Nebraska Press)
Life Among the Qallunaat is the third book in the First Voices, First Texts series, which publishes under appreciated texts by Indigenous writers. (University of Oklahoma Press/Coteau Books/University of Manitoba Press)


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