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Recap of Indigenous Reads – Week 3


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: Ma peau aime le Nord

Ma peau aime le Nord

By Nolin, Manon
Image: Kagagi


By Odjick, Jay
Image: Injun


By Abel, Jordan
Image: Coyote Tales

Coyote Tales

By King, Thomas
Image: Nîtisânak


By Nixon, Lindsay
Image: Anishinabe kegonan masinazowin mazinahigan

Anishinabe kegonan masinazowin mazinahigan

dictionnaire visuel algonquin = Algonquin picture dictionary
Image: From Oral to Written

From Oral to Written

A Celebration of Indigenous Literature in Canada, 1980-2010
By Highway, Tomson
Image: Glass Beads

Glass Beads

By Dumont, Dawn