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Indigenous Book Club & Discover Indigenous Authors

This guide is a resource to support the University of Toronto Tri-Campus Indigenous Book Club. It brings together multi-media resources and works created by Indigenous authors and artists.

General Publishers

Distributors and current awareness

North: Nunavut, NWT, Alaska


Nimbus Publishing  and the University of Cape Breton Press are also notable for Mi'kmaq titles.


Great Lakes Region

Publishers and distributors of material and languages in the provinces and states that border the Great Lakes, and a little beyond. Ojibwe, Odawa, Saulteaux, Potawatomi, Algonquin, Cree, Onkwehon:we (Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Tusacarora, Seneca) languages, Delaware. Some of these languages may also be used in other regions, such as the Prairies.   

Prairie Provinces



This guide is intended to provide assistance in identifying current publishers of material by or about First Nations, Métis and Inuit. The focus is on Indigenous-owned publishers, and academic and small presses that publish the work of Indigenous authors. A particular effort is made to include publishers of Indigenous language materials. More detail is provided on publishers from Central Canada. While an effort has been made to select publishers working in a good way, this guide should not be understood as an endorsement of any publisher or publication.

Created by Sara McDowell. Many thanks to Professor Ryan DeCaire and Professor Susan Hill for their suggestions. 

Guides from other libraries:

Xwi7xwa Library Guide: Aboriginal Publishers, Distributors & News Media  


Acknowledgment of the Land

I would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes.

Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
Revised by the Elders Circle (Council of Aboriginal Initiatives) on November 6, 2014.