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First Nations Reads

First Nation Communities Read

First Nation Communities ReadFirst Nation Communities Read is an annual reading program launched in 2003 by the First Nations public library community in Ontario. First Nation Communities Read selected and other recommended titles:

  • encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing;
  • are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator;
  • contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement.  

Spirit Bear

Michael Arnott, illustrator of Spirit Bear, won First Nation Communities Read's competition this year.

Peace Pipe Dreams

Peace Pipe Dreams: The Truth about Lies about Indians by Darrell Dennis.  

Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit & Métis Literature

The Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature recognizes excellence in First Nations, Inuit and Métis literature for youth and provides engaging and culturally-relevant books for young people across Canada.


The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson



Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley. For more titles by the authors click here.



Tilly, a Story of Hope and Resilience by Monique Gray Smith. For more titles by the author click here.

Local Services

BKEJWANONG First Nation Public Library

BKEJWANONG First Nation Public Library
Walpole Island
First Nation
Ontario, Canada
N8A 4K9

Moraviantown Library
Thamesville ON
N0P 1N0

Online Resources

Bkejwanong Library's Blog
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Business Directory (Industry Canada)
First Nation Profiles
Internet Public Library: Native American Authors
Researching Your Aboriginal Ancestry

Points of Interest

Last updated:
Thursday, March 9, 2017
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