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Books by Indigenous Women

Inspired by Sarah Hunt's rallying cry to have books by First Nations women included in the Canada Reads selections a couple of years back, this is a list of non-fiction, novels, and short fiction by Canadian First Nations and Inuit women. Tweet us any titles we're missing @49thShelf and we'll get them added. Books not in our database: My Name Is Shield Woman: A Hard Road to Healing, Vision, and Leadership by Ruth Scalp Lock

by Kerry Clare · Tagged first nations women

Annie Muktuk and Other Stories

by (author) Norma Dunning

Bad Endings

by (author) Carleigh Baker

Son of a Trickster

by (author) Eden Robinson

Glass Beads

by (author) Dawn Dumont

The Marrow Thieves

by (author) Cherie Dimaline

A Really Good Brown Girl

Brick Books Classics 4

by (author) Marilyn Dumont
introduction by Lee Maracle

This Accident of Being Lost

Songs and Stories

by (author) Leanne Betasamosake Simpson


by (author) Naomi Fontaine
translated by David Homel


A Story of Hope and Resilience

by (author) Monique Gray Smith

Heart Berries

A Memoir

by (author) Terese Marie Mailhot

The Red Files

by (author) Lisa Bird-Wilson

Monkey Beach

by (author) Eden Robinson


An Inuit Novel

by (author) Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk
introduction by Bernard Saladin d'Anglure
translated by Peter Frost

Just Pretending

by (author) Lisa Bird-Wilson

Celia's Song

by (author) Lee Maracle


by (author) Eden Robinson

They Called Me Number One

Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School

by (author) Bev Sellars


by (author) Maria Campbell

Life Among the Qallunaat

by (author) Mini Aodla Freeman
edited by Keavy Martin & Julie Rak

Life Stages and Native Women

Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine

by (author) Kim Anderson
foreword by Maria Campbell

Strength of Women


by (author) Priscilla Settee

Whispering in Shadows

by (author) Jeannette Armstrong

In the Shadow of Evil

by (author) Beatrice Mosionier

Indigenous Nationhood

Empowering Grassroots Citizens

by (author) Pamela Palmater
foreword by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair

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