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A Teacher Librarian's Guide for Decolonization and Reconciliation

This guide is intended for Teacher Librarians and others working in the information and cultural heritage sectors wanting professional learning resources for self-study on topics of decolonization, reconciliation, resurgence, and Indigenous-settler relat

Indigenous-owned, -endorsed, and -themed publishers and vendors

There are many excellent publishers and vendors of good quality children's literature on, about, and/or by Indigenous peoples.  Below are a few publishers whose book catalogue's I keep a close eye on.  Keep in mind that local publishers like Orca Book Publishers, Theytus Books, and Harbour Publishing also have excellent selections of titles by Indigenous authors and illustrators. Local independent book stores like Bolen's, Munro's, and Russell's also have strong selections of related titles too.  For an extensive listing of vendors, consult the excellent University of Toronto library guide titled 'First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Publishers and Distributors.'

 

  Strong Nations  

  • Based in Nanaimo, BC, Strong Nations Publishing has an extensive catalogue of educational titles for children, teens, and adults.  They also have a growing number of e-book titles.  Check out their excellent selection of levelled-texts or early readers. 

 

  Eagle Crest 

  • Based in Duncan, BC, Eagle Crest Books specializes in early readers and has a new series on math literacy. 

 

 Good Minds

  • Based in Six Nations of the Grand River in Brantford, Ontario, Good Minds carries an extensive selection of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis titles. 

 

  Native Reflections

  • Based in Winnipeg, MB, Native Reflections has much more than books and has a wide selection of classroom decor, for example. 

 

   U'mista Cultural Centre

  • Based in Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw territory at Alert Bay, BC, the U'mista Cultural Centre has a large number of children's books published in-house.

 

  Kegedonce Press

  • Based at Neyaashiinigmiing (Owen Sound, ON), on the traditional territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation, Kegedonce Press primarily focuses on titles for adults, but has some children's titles and a growing number of graphic novels.

 

 

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