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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day


The following are suggested resources, literature (electronic format) and films in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day


Indigenous Literature (available to the Ryerson community online)

For additional information, visit Indigenous Literatures and Authors



God and the Indian: A Play / Taylor, Drew Hayden 

Many of Taylor’s plays are available in digital format from the series: North American Indian Drama
Other First Nation writers from Canada represented in this collection include Tomson Highway, Daniel David Moses, Yvette Nolan, Marie Clements, and Shirley Cheechoo.





My Home As I Remember / Eds. Lee Maracle and Sandra Laronde.








Kiyâm: Poems / McIlwraith, Naomi 






The Thunderbird Poems / Ruffo, Armand Garnet 








Indigenous Perspectives

One Drum: Stories and Ceremonies for a Planet / Wagamese, Richard 

An Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America / King, Thomas 

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative / King, Thomas 

Why Indigenous Literatures Matters / Justice, Daniel Heath 

Seasons of Hope: Memoirs of Ontario’s First Aboriginal Lieutenant-Governor / Bartleman, James 

Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous healing / Suzzane Methot. 

Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada / Vowel, Chelsea.

Unsettling Canada: A National Wake Up Call / Manuel, Arthur, and Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson.


Documentary films (available to the public online):

Colonization Road: The path of reconciliation is long and winding / CBC Docs POV

The Pass System: Life Under Segregation in Canada / Williams, Alex

We were children / Wolochatiuk, Tim (available for rent through the National Film Board)

Trick or Treaty? / Obomsawin, Alanis 

Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance / Obomsawin, Alanis 

Celebrating Indigenous Storytellers Portal available from CBC Gem


Library subject guides (available to the Ryerson community):

Aboriginal approaches to health 

Aboriginal approaches to social work 

Aboriginal research porta

Indigenous politics and governance 


Additional resource (available to the public online):

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Yellowhead Institute