CANADA HAS declared today national Truth and Reconciliation Day and urges each of us to reflect on the devastating effect colonization and racism in Canada has had and continues to have on Indigenous peoples.
In that spirit, and to honour Indigenous voices, here are a few reading recommendations of work written by indigenous writers from Turtle Island.
Take Us to Your Chief by Drew Hayden Taylor “A collection of archetypal science-fiction stories reinvented with a contemporary First Nations outlook.” In turns hilarious and heart-wrenching.
The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America by Thomas King. Best-selling. Non-fiction. Essential reading.
Trickster Trilogy by Eden Robinson. YA Indigenous paranormal fantasy series.
Moon of the CrustedSnow by Waubgeshig Rice. A post-apocalyptic thriller set in a northern first nation.
Purabi Das was a guest on the Words with Writers Podcast hosted by Canadian Authors Association Toronto Branch where she discussed her novel Moonlight The Journey Begins.
Nancy Kay Clark has posted her sci-fi-fantasy novel, Simoom Rising, on Wattpad.