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Recap of Indigenous Reads – Week 2


June is National Indigenous History Month (NIHM), and OPL invites you to celebrate at the Library!


NIHM is a great opportunity to learn more about Indigenous cultures, history, and literature. Explore OPL’s collection of books, films and music by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors and artists.


Throughout the month, we are highlighting books by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit authors via our Twitter account. Here is the weekly recap of the recommended reads, in English and French. 

Image: Moccasin Square Gardens

Moccasin Square Gardens

Short Stories
By Van Camp, Richard
Image: Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh


Raised Somewhere Else : A 60s Scoop Adoptee's Story of Coming Home
By Cardinal, Colleen
Image: Bad Endings

Bad Endings

By Baker, Carleigh
Image: This Place

This Place

150 Years Retold
Image: The Outside Circle

The Outside Circle

By LaBoucane-Benson, Patti
Image: Seven Fallen Feathers

Seven Fallen Feathers

Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in A Northern City
By Talaga, Tanya
Image: Tracer un chemin

Tracer un chemin

Meshkanatsheu : écrits des Premiers Peuples
Image: Étrangère chez moi

Étrangère chez moi

une histoire vraie
By Jordan-Fenton, Christy
Image: Le journal d'Étienne Mercier

Le journal d'Étienne Mercier

Iles de la Reine-Charlotte, 1853
By Bouchard, David
Image: Ma réserve dans ma chair

Ma réserve dans ma chair

l'histoire de Marly Fontaine
By Loisel, Mélanie
Image: Peau d'ours

Peau d'ours

By Daniels, Carol