First Nation Communities Read

First Nation Communities Read First 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.  

The Water Walker
2018 Children's
The Water Walker, by Joanne Robertson

Seven Fallen Feathers
2018 Young Adult / Adult
Seven Fallen Feathers, by Tanya Talaga

 
2017/2018 
Bearskin Diary, by Carol Daniels


2016/2017
Michael Arnott, illustrator of Spirit Bear, won First Nation Communities Read's competition this year.


2015/2016
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

2017 
The Break by Katherena Vermette

 


2016 
The Outside Circle by Patti LaBoucane-Benson


2015
Skraelings by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley. For more titles by the authors click here.

2014
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

136 Tecumseh Road
Walpole Island First Nation

519.627.7034

Online Resources

Bkejwanong First Nation Public Library Facebook page
Indigenous Services Canada
Indigenous Business Directory (Industry Canada)
First Nation Profiles
Researching Your Aboriginal Ancestry