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The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

As we approach the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, let’s reflect on our teaching toward reconciliation. What actions are you taking in your classroom? This year, we invite you and your students to become readers of Indigenous literature. To get more booklists like this one, please sign up for our newsletter:

by 49th Teachers · Tagged indigenous, diversity and inclusion

I Hope

by (author) Monique Gray Smith
illustrated by Gabrielle Grimard

Be a Good Ancestor

by (author) Leona Prince & Gabrielle Prince
illustrated by Carla Joseph

Still This Love Goes On

by (author) Buffy Sainte-Marie
illustrated by Julie Flett

Together We Drum, Our Hearts Beat as One

text by Willie Poll
illustrated by Chief Lady Bird


by (author) Theresa Meuse
illustrated by Arthur Stevens

Phoenix Gets Greater

by (author) Marty Wilson-Trudeau
illustrated by Megan Kyak-Monteith
with Phoenix Wilson

The Three Hunters

by (author) Raymond Gianfrancesco & Grade 4 Class of Leo Ussak School
illustrated by Thamires Paredes

Runs with the Stars

by (author) Darcy Whitecrow & Heather M. O'Connor
illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko

Returning to the Yakoun River

by (author) Sara Florence Davidson & Robert Davidson
illustrated by Janine Gibbons

The Secret Pocket

by (author) Peggy Janicki
illustrated by Carrielynn Victor

The Case of the Rigged Race

by (author) Michael Hutchinson

Weird Rules to Follow

by (author) Kim Spencer

Heart Berry Bling

by (author) Jenny Kay Dupuis
illustrated by Eva Campbell

Giju's Gift

by (author) Brandon Mitchell
illustrated by Veronika Barinova & Britt Wilson

Rabbit Chase

by (author) Elizabeth LaPensée
by (artist) K.C. Oster
translated by Aarin Dokum

Road Allowance Era

by (author) Katherena Vermette
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson & Donovan Yaciuk

Four Faces of the Moon

by (author) Amanda Strong
afterword by Dr Sherry Farrell Racette

Ahiahia the Orphan

by (author) Levi Illuitok
illustrated by Nate Wells

A Blanket of Butterflies

by (author) Richard Van Camp
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Nickolej Villiger

Version Control

by (author) David A. Robertson
illustrated by Scott B. Henderson, Donovan Yaciuk & Andrew Thomas

The Raven Mother

by (author) Hetxw’ms Gyetxw Brett D. Huson
illustrated by Natasha Donovan

The Witness Blanket

Truth, Art and Reconciliation

by (author) Carey Newman & Kirstie Hudson

Sky Wolf's Call

The Gift of Indigenous Knowledge

by (author) Eldon Yellowhorn & Kathy Lowinger

The Power of Style

How Fashion and Beauty Are Being Used to Reclaim Cultures

by (author) Christian Allaire

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