Indigiqueerness: A Conversation About Storytelling by Joshua Whitehead, in dialogue with Angie Abdou

Indigiqueerness is a lean, skinny book full of meat. At just under 100 pages, it is a comprehensive dive into who is Joshua Whitehead. And, through this vessel, what makes a storyteller?

What to Read for Indigenous History Month!

Here are some recommendations from our editors to round out Indigenous History Month! These titles are written by, and about, Indigenous folks here on Turtle Island, but we encourage you to read Indigenous beyond so-called Canada as well!

In Sickness and In Health/ Yom Kippur in a Gym by Nora Gold

In Sickness and In Health by Nora Gold is the fictionalized memoir of a woman whose childhood was marked by epilepsy. Yom Kippur in a Gym by Nora Gold is a powerful, moving narrative that illuminates the messiness of our lives, while also providing a gentle nudge towards deep healing through kinship and faith.

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Nova Scotia Folk Art: An Illustrated Guide by Ray Cronin

In former Art Gallery of Nova Scotia curator Ray Cronin’s Nova Scotia Folk Art, the works of 50 contemporary folk artists are shared across “waves,” or phases of trends and styles over time. In lieu of not being able to visit this art gallery in person, this guide presents a stunning illustrated overview of folk art that found their way from one’s home to museum showcase.

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Setting a Welcoming Table: Mitji – Let’s Eat! Mi’kmaq Recipes from Sikniktuk by Margaret Augustine, Dr. Lauren Beck, and Patricia Bourque

Accompanied by warm family photos shared by community members and richly toned photographs created specially for the book by Patricia Bourque, Margaret Augustine and Dr. Lauren Beck have prepared a welcoming place setting for anyone interested in Indigenous history and culture in Mitji – Let’s Eat! Mi’kmaq Recipes from Sikniktuk.

Home is the Lands and Rivers: A Girl Called Echo Omnibus by Katherena Vermette

This special omnibus edition of Katherena Vermette’s best-selling series features an all-new foreword by Chantal Fiola, a historical timeline, and an essay about Métis being and belonging by Brenda Macdougall.

Freddie the Flyer by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail, Fred Carmichael, Audrea Loreen-Wulf

A gorgeous picture book that pays homage to aviator Freddie Carmichael — the first Indigenous commercial pilot in the Arctic —with each month of the year highlighting moments from his life, the beauty of the North and the power of dreams.

Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer

Drawing from her experiences as an Indigenous scientist, botanist Robin Wall Kimmerer demonstrated how all living things―from strawberries and witch hazel to water lilies and lichen―provide us with gifts and lessons every day in her best-selling book Braiding Sweetgrass.