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Where to Buy

Tasiutigiit does not endorse any particular bookseller, but here are several that have good selections of books by Indigenous authors:

Librairie Racines

librairieracines.com
Montreal (QC)
Black-owned bookstore

Librairie Hannenorak

hannenorak.com
Wendake, Nation huronne-wendat (QC)
Bookstore and publishing house

  • Excellent selection of French-language books by Indigenous authors
  • Purchase directly from bookstore or through leslibraires.ca

Nunavik Publications

publicationsnunavik.com
Montreal (QC)
Online bookstore and publishing house owned by Avataq Cultural Institute

Inhabit Books

inhabitbooks.com
Iqaluit (NU)
Inuit-owned online bookstore and publishing house

  • Publishes books for all ages
  • Browse by language and age level
  • Only sells books published by Inhabit Media

Strong Nations

strongnations.com
Snuneymuxw territory (BC)
Indigenous-owned online bookstore and publishing house

Selected Books for Children

All of the following books are available in English. For a list of books available in French, see our French Books page.

Go Show the World: A Celebration of Indigenous Heroes by Wab Kinew, pictures by Joe Morse (Tundra Books, 2018)

  • Available in English only
  • From the publisher: Celebrating the stories of Indigenous people throughout time, Wab Kinew has created a powerful rap song, the lyrics of which are the basis for the text in this beautiful picture book, illustrated by the acclaimed Joe Morse. Including figures such as Crazy Horse, Net-no-kwa, former NASA astronaut John Herrington and Canadian NHL goalie Carey Price, Go Show the World showcases a diverse group of Indigenous people in the US and Canada, both the more well known and the not- so-widely recognized. Individually, their stories, though briefly touched on, are inspiring; collectively, they empower the reader with this message: “We are people who matter, yes, it’s true; now let’s show the world what people who matter can do.”

How Nivi Got Her Names by Laura Deal, Introduction by Aviaq Johnston (Inhabit Media, 2016)

  • Available in English or Inuktitut Syllabics
  • From the publisher: Nivi has always known that her names were special, but she does not know where they came from. So, one sunny afternoon, Nivi decides to ask her mom how she got her names. The stories of the people Nivi is named after lead her to an understanding of traditional Inuit naming practices and knowledge of what those practices mean to Inuit. How Nivi Got Her Names is an easy-to-understand introduction to traditional Inuit naming, with a story that touches on Inuit custom adoption.

I Am Loved by Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason (Inhabit Media, 2020)

  • Available in English, Inuktitut Syllabics, or French
  • From the publisher: Pakak is in a new foster home, with new people, new food, and new smells. Feeling alone and uncertain, Pakak finds comfort in a secret shared with him by his anaanattiaq, his grandmother, and in the knowledge that he is loved no matter how far away his family may be. Written as a gift for Inuit children in care by foster parents Kevin and Mary Qamaniq-Mason, this book is lovingly imbued with cultural familiarities that will resonate with children who, like Pakak, are navigating the unknown.
Lena and Ruby by Mary and Kevin Qamaniq-Mason (Inhabit Media, 2021)
  •  Lena and ruby are best friends. they love to have sleepovers, bake cookies, and make up dance routines. They are also both adopted. Learn how the two girls met as they talk about their own unique adoption experiences, including Inuit custom adoption and transratial adoption. 
 

Selected Books for Adults

 
If you are interested in exploring contemporary Indigenous literature on a monthly basis, become a member and join our book club held monthly on google meet. All foster/adoptive parents, adult adoptees/foster kids or affiliate members are welcome to join.