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Public libraries wishing to support language revitalization efforts should also have literature written by Indigenous authors. Indigenous authors from the Province of Ontario have written all the books listed below. Some of the books incorporate Indigenous languages, and others have been translated into the dialect from the author’s region. 

Title: The Water Walker

Author: Joanne Robertson

Community: Atikameksheng Anishnawbek

Dialect: Anishinaabemowing/Manitoulin Island

 

 

Title: Keeshig & The Ojibwe Pterodactyls

Author: Keeshig Spade and Celeste Pedri-Spade

Community: Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation

Dialect: Anishinaabemowin/Thunder Bay

Title: Fire Starters

Author: Jen Storm

Community: Couchiching First Nation

 

 

 

Title: Wrist

Author: Nathan Niigan Noodin Adler

Community: Lac Des Mille Lacs First Nation

Title: Moon of the Crusted Snow

Author: Waubgeshig Rice

Community: Wasauksing First Nation

Dialect: Anishinaabemowin/Parry Island

 

Title: Raisin Wine: a Boyhood in a Different Muskoka

Author: James Bartleman

Community: Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation

 

 

 

Title: Seven Fallen Feathers

Author: Tanya Talaga

Community: Fort William First Nation

 

 

 

Title: The Stone Collection

Author: Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm

Community: Chippewas of Nawash First Nation

 

 

 

Title: Starlight

Author: Richard Wagamese-ba

Community: Wabaseemoong Independent Nations

 

 

 

Title: Sounding Thunder – The Stories of Francis Pegahmagabow

Author:Brian D. McInnes 

Community: Wasauksing First Nation

Dialect: Anishinaabemowin/Parry Island

Title: Salt Baby

Author: Falon Johnson

Community: Six Nations of the Grand River

 

 

Title: As Long as the Sun Shines

Author: Janet Rogers

Community: Six Nations

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