2023 Titles for Indigenous Peoples' Day

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Monday, October 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, a chance to celebrate and honor Indigenous cultures. 

We’ve collected a list of titles that you may be interested in reading or displaying in celebration. Composed entirely of 2023 titles, the authors on this list come from Indigenous communities across North America. 


Otter Doesn't Know by Andrea Fritz

Indigenous Ingenuity: A Celebration of Traditional North American Knowledge by Deidre Havrelock and Edward Kay 

Walking Together by Elder Albert D. Marshall and Louise Zimanyi, Illustrated by Emily Kewageshig

Âmî Osâwâpikones (Dear Dandelion) by SJ Okemow

The Origin of Day and Night by Paula Ikuutaq Rumbolt, Illustrated by Lenny Lishchenko

Forever Our Home / Kâkikê Kîkinaw [Dual Language (English & Plains Cree]) by Tonya Simpson, Illustrated by Carla Joseph, Translated by Jean Okimāsis 


Young Adult

Warrior Girl Unearthed by Angeline Boulley (A May/June 2023 Kids’ Indie Next List pick!)

Funeral Songs for Dying Girls by Cherie Dimaline 

Killing the Wittigo: Indigenous Culture-Based Approaches to Waking Up, Taking Action, and Doing the Work of Healing by Suzanne Methot



To Shape a Dragon's Breath: The First Book of Nampeshiweisit by Moniquill Blackgoose
(A May 2023 Indie Next List pick and Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2023 title! Read the author interview!)

An Ordinary Violence by Adriana Chartrand (Coming October 31, 2023)

The Missing Morningstar: And Other Stories by Stacie Shannon Denetsosie 

The Lost Journals of Sacajewea by Debra Magpie Earling
(A June 2023 Indie Next List pick!)

And Then She Fell by Alicia Elliott

Never Whistle at Night: An Indigenous Dark Fiction Anthology edited by Shane Hawk and Theodore C. Van Alst Jr.

The Berry Pickers by Amanda Peters (A November 2023 Indie Next List Pick! Coming October 31, 2023)

A Council of Dolls by Mona Susan Power