X̱wi7x̱wa Library and Education Library are pleased to present a virtual display of over 50 electronic picture books, graphic novels, fiction, non-fiction and biographies featuring Indigenous themes and authorship.

These Indigenous children’s literature titles were carefully compiled by the employees of X̱wi7x̱wa Library and are all available online at UBC Library.

Please click on the book cover or the title and then “Full Text Online” to access these eBooks.

 


7 Générations: Pierre (Volume 1, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


7 Générations: Cicatrices (Volume 2, French Edition) by David A. Robertson (2013)
Graphic novel

 


A blanket of butterflies by Richard Van Camp  (2015)
Graphic novel

 


Catching spring by Sylvia Olsen (2004)
Juvenile fiction

 


Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers  (2014)
Picture book

 


Comment la rivière Petitcodiac devint boueuse / Ta’n Tel-kisi-siskuapua’qsepp Petikodiac Sipu / How the Petitcodiac River became Muddy (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Marguerite Maillet (2011)
Illustrated folklore

 


Death by dinosaur: A Sam Stellar mystery by Jacqueline Guest (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


A different game by Sylvia Olsen (2010)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ends/begins by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


The evolution of Alice by David A. Robertson (2014)
Juvenile fiction

 


Fatty legs: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2010)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


Ghost river by Tony Birch (2015)
Juvenile fiction

 


Ghosts by David A. Robertson (2019)
Juvenile fiction

 


The grizzly mother by Brett D. Huson (2019)
Picture book

 


Halfbreed by Maria Campbell (1982)
Biography

 


He who dreams by Melanie Florence (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Him standing by Richard Wagamese (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


How things came to be: Inuit stories of creation by Rachel Qitsualik-Tinsley (2015)
Illustrated folklore

 


Kiss by kiss: Ocêtôwina: a counting book for families (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Le roi de glace: Mkumiey eleke’wit = The ice king (French, Mi’kmaq and English) by Corine Gallant (2012)
Illustrated folklore

 


Little you: Kitapisîsisin (Bush Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Little you: Anetséleh (South Slavey and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Nën Nechíle (Chipewyan and English) by Richard Van Camp (2013)
Picture book

 


Little you: Kîya-K’apisîsisîyân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


May we have enough to share by Richard Van Camp (2019)
Picture book

 


Middle row by Sylvia Olsen, Sylvia (2008)
Juvenile fiction

 


Molly’s promise by Sylvia Olsen (2013)
Juvenile fiction

 


Monsters by David A. Robertson (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Murphy and Mousetrap by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


My heart fills with happiness by Monique Gray Smith (2016)
Picture book

 


My heart fills with happiness / ni Mîyawâten Niteh Ohcih (Plains Cree Edition) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 


Native American games and stories by James Bruchac (2000)
Juvenile non-fiction

 


The next sure thing by Richard Wagamese (2011)
Fiction

 


Nimoshom and his bus by Penny Thomas (2017)
Picture book

 


Not my girl by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2014)
Picture book

 


Pemmican wars (Vol 1: A girl called Echo) by Katherena Vermette (2017)
Graphic novel

 


The poet: Pauline Johnson by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 

Powwow counting in Cree by Penny Thomas (2013) **Coming Soon**
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2014)
Picture book

 


The raven and the loon: Inuktitut language version (by Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley (2013)
Picture book

 


Raven brings the light: A Northwest Coast legend by Roy Henry Vickers (2013)
Picture book

 


The rebel: Gabriel Dumont by David A. Robertson (2014)
Graphic novel

 


Scars by David A. Robertson (2010)
Graphic novel

 


Soapstone porcupine by Jeff Pinkney (2018)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sous la lune de corbeau (French) by David Bouchard (2016)
Picture book

 


Speaking our truth: a journey of reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Non-fiction

 


A stranger at home: a true story by Christy Jordan-Fenton (2011)
Biography

 


Strangers by David A. Robertson, David (2017)
Juvenile fiction

 


Sugar Falls: a Residential School Story by Robertson, David Alexander (2012)
Graphic novel

 


The pact by David A. Robertson (2011)
Graphic novel

 


Three feathers by Richard Van Camp (2015)
Graphic novel

 


The way of thorn and thunder: the Kynship chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice (2011)
Fiction

 


We sang you home by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


We sang you home: Ka kîweh nikâmôstamâtinân (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby: a lullaby for newborns by Richard Van Camp, Richard (2007)
Picture book

 


Welcome song for baby / ni Nikamon ‘Tawâw Nipepîmis’ (Plains Cree and English) by Richard Van Camp (2018)
Picture book

 


What the Elders Have Taught Us: Alaska Native Ways – Photography by Roy Corral. (2013)
Non-fiction

 


Yellow line by Sylvia Olsen (2005)
Juvenile fiction

 


You hold me up by Monique Gray Smith (2017)
Picture book

 


You hold me up /Ki Kîhcêyimin Mâna (Plains Cree and English) by Monique Gray Smith (2018)
Picture book

 

On June 3rd, 2019, The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls’s Final Report revealed that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. In honour of the women, girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA people who continue to go missing and are murdered in Canada and the US, we have put together this list of online resources & books available either freely online or through your UBC CWL login.

Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

The Final Report is comprised of the truths of more than 2,380 family members, survivors of violence, experts and Knowledge Keepers shared over two years of cross-country public hearings and evidence gathering. It delivers 231 individual Calls for Justice directed at governments, institutions, social service providers, industries and all Canadians.

Violence against Indigenous Women: Literature, Activism, Resistance by Allison Hargreaves

Indigenous communities have been organizing against violence since newcomers first arrived, but the cases of missing and murdered womenhave only recently garnered broad public attention. Violence AgainstIndigenous Women joins the conversation by analyzing the socially interventionist work of Indigenous women poets, playwrights, filmmakers, and fiction-writers. Organized as a series of case studies that pair literary interventions with recent sites of activism and policy-critique, the book puts literature in dialogue with anti-violence debate to illuminate new pathways toward action.

Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women: Settler Colonialism and the Difficulty of Inheritance by Amber Dean

In a work driven by the urgency of this ongoing crisis, which extends across the country, Amber Dean offers a timely, critical analysis of the public representations, memorials, and activist strategies that brought the story of Vancouver’s disappeared women to the attention of a wider public. Remembering Vancouver’s Disappeared Women traces “what lives on” from the violent loss of so many women from the same neighbourhood.

Stolen directed by Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs

For the size of their population, Aboriginal women in Canada account for an incredibly overrepresented percentage of missing persons and murder statistics. Sheena, a lost teenager, is placed in a girl’s home. Seemingly forgotten and yearning for a life of freedom, she runs away, only to be picked up by a dangerous stranger. The directorial debut by actor Kawennáhere Devery Jacobs is a sober commentary of missing Indigenous women.

this river directed by Erika MacPherson and Katherena Vermette

This short documentary offers an Indigenous perspective on the devastating experience of searching for a loved one who has disappeared. Volunteer activist Kyle Kematch and award-winning writer Katherena Vermette have both survived this heartbreak and share their histories with each other and the audience. While their stories are different, they both exemplify the beauty, grace, resilience, and activism born out of the need to do something.

For the 2017 pow wow, 17-year-old jingle dancer Tia Wood of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alberta was selected as Head Young Lady Dancer. She used that position, and the spotlight it provided in a spectacular way to bring attention to the nearly 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women from both the United States and Canada.

Looking for more resources? Check out our MMIWG Research Guide updated regularly by our library staff.

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