Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew Hayden Taylor is a Canadian playwright, author and journalist.
Drew Hayden Taylor is the author of Take Us to Your Chief. (

Drew Hayden Taylor is an Ojibway playwright, author and journalist from Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario. He has worked on over 17 documentaries examining Indigenous experiences.

In 2007, Taylor debuted with a teen novel entitled The Night Wanderer. His other books include Motorcycle and Sweetgrass and most recently, Take Us to Your Chief, a collection of Indigenous science fiction short stories.

Books by Drew Hayden Taylor

Interviews with Drew Hayden Taylor

In this CBC Books video series, author Drew Hayden Taylor discusses the power of Indigenous literature. 2:40
Growing up, Drew Hayden Taylor immersed himself in science fiction books yet he often felt left out. Unable to see his own Ojibway experiences reflected in these works of literature, Taylor has since written a number of books through the perspective and lens of Indigenous people. He joins guest host Candy Palmater to discuss his collection of indigenous sci-fi stories in his new book "Take Us to Your Chief". 18:05
Ojibway author Drew Hayden Taylor breaks down what a powwow is and why all Canadians should go to one. 15:35
Drew Hayden Taylor answers the Proust Questionnaire. 6:37
Drew Hayden Taylor's latest play looks at the real-life conflict between an Indigenous rice farmer and the cottagers who feel that he's ruining their vacation getaways. 10:20
Drew Hayden Taylor discusses his new play, Only Drunks and Children tell the Truth, which runs from the Nov. 11 to the Dec. 2 at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver. 14:19


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