First Peoples Lit List

This is a place for me to keep track of indigenous literature that I think would be suitable for a First Peoples Literature course I am developing. I will continue to add works to this page as I come across them.

Thanks to Twinkle’s Happy Place for providing some excellent suggestions.


Short Stories

“What You Pawn, I Will Redeem,”  by Sherman Alexie

“The Red Convertible,” by Louise Erdrich

“Borders,” by Thomas King

An Anthology of Canadian Native Literature in English, edited by Daniel David Moses and Terry Goldie


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, a novel by Sherman Alexie

Three Day Road, by Joseph Boyden

Through Black Spruce, by Joseph Boyden

The Round House, a novel by Louise Erdrich

Monkey Beach, by Eden Robinson

In Search of April Raintree, by Beatrice Culleton Moisonee

Once Were Warriors, by Alan Duff

Green Grass, Running Water, by Thomas King

Indian Horse, by Richard Wagamese

Medicine Walk, by Richard Wagamese


Dreary and Izzy, by Tara Beagan

The Berlin Blues, by Drew Hayden Taylor


They Called Me Number One, by Bev Sellars

Me Funny, edited by Drew Hayden Taylor

Rabbit-Proof Fence, by Doris Pilkington


Boy (film)

Smoke Signals (film)

Blackstone (TV series)

8th Fire (CBC documentary series)


Journal of Canadian Literature #215: Indigenous Focus


2 thoughts on “First Peoples Lit List

  1. mworfolk says:

    I’m glad the list is helpful, Lynn! I’ve never read Medicine Walk. I will add it to this list on your recommendation. Thanks!

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