First Nation Communities Read

First Nation Communities Read

First Nation Communities Read

Date posted: June 21, 2018

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day! It’s a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.  Books written by Indigenous authors are something that you can enjoy any time of year.

Every year since 2003, First Nation Communities Read has run an annual reading program. (You may have seen the posters at your public library.) The books which are selected and recommended:

  • encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling, and intergenerational information sharing
  • are written and/or illustrated by, or otherwise involve the participation of a First Nation, Métis, or Inuit creator
  • contain First Nation, Métis, or Inuit content produced with the support of First Nation, Métis, or Inuit advisers/consultants or First Nation, Métis, or Inuit endorsement.

The CBC has other suggestions:

And, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre has a list of Aboriginal-themed Books for Kids & Teens.

For guidelines on selecting children’s books with appropriate Indigenous content, read How to Tell the Difference and Oyate’s Additional Criteria.

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