Indigenous Resources

Booklist for Kids and Teens

  1. 7 Generations Graphic Novels by David Robertson
  2. A Girl Called Echo, Vol 4: Road Allowance Era by Katherena Vermette
  3. A Stranger at Home by Christy Jordan-Fenton
  4. Amik Loves School: A Story of Wisdom by Katherena Vermette and Irene Kuziw
  5. As Long as the Rivers Flow by Larry Loyie
  6. Fatty Legs by Christy Jordan-Fenton
  7. Harry Okpik, Determined Musher by Maren Vsetula, Harry Okpik and Ali Hinch
  8. I Am Not a Number by Jenny Kay Dupuis and Kathy Kacer
  9. I Lost My Talk by Rita Joe and Pauline Young
  10. I’m Finding My Talk by Rebecca Thomas and Pauline Young
  11. Making a Whole Person by Monica Ittusardjuat
  12. My Name is Seepeetza by Shirley Sterling
  13. On the Side of the Angels by Jose Amaujaq Kusugak & Hwei Lim
  14. Phyllis’s Orange Shirt by Phyllis Webstad, Brock Nicol, and Allison Parker
  15. Reflections from them days by Nellie Winters
  16. Residential Schools by Heather Hudak
  17. Righting Canada’s Wrings: Residential Schools by Melanie Florence
  18. Secret Path by God Downie
  19. Sugar Falls by David Robertson
  20. Stolen Words by Melanie Florence
  21. Speaking our Truth by Monique Gray Smith
  22. The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad, Brock Nicol, and Emma Bullen
  23. The Train by Jodie Callaghan
  24. This Place: 150 Years Retold
  25. Treaty Words: For As Long As the Rivers Flow by Aimee Craft and Luke Swinson
  26. When We Were Alone by David Robertson and Julie Flett

Booklist for Adults

  1. 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act by Bob Joseph
  2. A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools
  3. A Mind Spread Out on the Ground by Alicia Elliott
  4. Betty by David Robertson
  5. Broken Circle by Theodore Fontaine
  6. Call Me Indian by Fred Saskamoose
  7. Disintegrate/dissociate by Arielle Twist
  8. Fighting for a hand to hold by Samir Shaheen-Hussain
  9. Five Little Indians by Michelle Good
  10. From Bear Rock Mountain by Antoine Mountain
  11. Genocidal Love by Bevann Fox
  12. Highway of Tears by Jessica McDiarmid
  13. In my Own Moccasins by Helen Knott
  14. Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese
  15. Indigenous Wrotes by Chelsea Vowel
  16. Legacy by Suzanne Methot
  17. Mamaskatch by Darrel McLeod
  18. Nishga by Jordan Abel
  19. Red River Girl by Joanna Jolly
  20. Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga
  21. The Education of Augie Merasty by Joseph Auguste Merasty
  22. The Narrows of Fear by Carol Rose GoldenEagle
  23. They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars
  24. Truth & Reconciliation Commission Reports
  25. Up Ghost River by Edmund Metatawabin with Alexandra Shimo

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  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419
    The Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line is available 24-hours a day for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of his or her Residential school experience.
  • National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation: Survivors:
  • Hope for Wellness Help line: 1-855-242-3310 or chat online at
  • CRISIS SERVICES CANADA: 1-833-456-4566 English or 1-866-APPELLE (277-3553) French
  • KIDS HELP PHONE. 1-800-668-6868
  • LGBT YOUTH LINE LGBTQQ22SI peer support. Call 1-800-268-9688 or Text 647-694-4275