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Indigenous authors in the spotlight (2017)

Suggested readings at Concordia University Library

We hope you enjoy our second annual carousel of print and online books timed with Indigenous Book Club Month and Aboriginal History Month in June, as well as Indigenous Day on June 21. This year we are featuring new acquisitions for the library as well as older favourites. Our selections include literature, art, drama, poetry, non-fiction and more. We once again focus on books by First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors and artists, and of course include some recent works by Indigenous faculty here at Concordia.

We also celebrate the work of the late Gail Guthrie Valaskakis, former Concordia Dean of Arts and Science, Distinguished Professor Emeritus (Communication Studies) and renowned scholar of Aboriginal media in the North, on the 10th anniversary of her death. A Chippewa raised on the Lac du Flambeau reservation in Wisconsin, Gail helped found Concordia’s Aboriginal Resource Center and served as director of the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, among a myriad of achievements.   She won an Indspire award in 2002 and received an honorary doctorate from the University of Ottawa in 2005.  You will find her books and chapters in the last seven entries of the carousel.
Looking for something specific – or for more readings?

If you come across more works and authors that you think are missing at Concordia Library, let us know via our Suggest A Purchase form. 


Thank you to Katie Burns and Zia Davidian for their valuable assistance in putting together this carousel.

Updated: Thursday 3 December 2020
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