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Indigenous & First Nations Studies: Indigenous Authors

Library and online resources for researching Indigenous and First Nations topics.

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Most of the contents of these lists were compiled by Diane Cruickshank of Fraser Valley University Library. She has granted us permission to use them.  Thank you!


Fiction (Short Stories and Novels)

Cherokee / Greek heritage

Cree heritage

Dakota (Dakhóta) people

Dogrib (Tlicho) heritage

Haida / Heiltsuk heritage

Innu/Montagnais Indians heritage

Kiowa people/ Plains heritage

Metis / Russian heritage

Metis / Plains heritage

Metis / Salish heritage

Metis / Ojibwa heritage

Metis heritage

Mohawk heritage


Oji Cree heritage

Ojibwa heritage

Okanagan heritage

Panawahpskek (Penobscot) heritage

Salish heritage

Sicangu Lakota nation heritage


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To find resources on this topic, we suggest you first try typing into the search box the following terms:

  • Indigenous literature
  • Indigenous authors
  • Indigenous authors - Canada
  • Authors, Canadian (Indigenous)
  • Indigenous Peoples - Fiction
  • Indigenous women - Fiction
  • Canadian literature
  • Canadian poetry

If you are having trouble finding any resources using these search words, you can try using more outdated terminology or you can ask us to search for you. For example, two subject terms used frequently in our Library catalogue are Native Peoples Canada and Indians of North America. These terms are commonly used in academic libraries, even though they don't accurately reflect the current language used to describe Indigenous people in Canada today. This terminology is disrespectful and hurtful. We sincerely apologize for any pain this may cause. We are currently working towards changing this aspect of the library system. Unfortunately these changes can take time and we appreciate your patience and understanding.  The good news is that our newer resources are all using the more representative and respectful subject term Indigenous Peoples.



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