Titles in Winnipeg Public Library’s Aboriginal Resources Collection have been very popular the last number of years. With a growing number of authentic and ground-breaking books being published, it’s a wonderful time to be working in libraries and sharing these great reads with the public.
On track to be the most popular title in 2016 has got to be Wab Kinew’s The Reason You Walk. There are about 200 requests right now, but with 50 copies the list should go quickly. (Don’t forget we have it available as an eBook too).
How many of the most-borrowed titles below have you read or, better yet, shared with those you know?
These are just a tiny number of the Library’s Aboriginal Resources Collection. We now have just over 2000 titles for adults and nearly 2000 different children’s titles too. To find out how to search for these books visit our Aboriginal Services guide.
I don’t know about resolutions, but with the recent release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’ s Final Report, the announcement of a forthcoming national inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, new course requirements and treaty education initiatives at our universities, the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, in addition to inspiring ongoing community initiatives (Got Bannock?, Drag the Red, Bear Clan Patrol, Meet Me at the Bell Tower), 2016 seems like the perfect year for picking up one (or more!) of these books. For even more recommendations, drop in to your local branch.
Manitowapow: Aboriginal Writers From the Land of Water
edited by Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair and Warren Cariou
Wícihitowin : Aboriginal Social Work in Canada Aboriginal Social Work in Canada
by Gord Bruyere (Amawaajibitang), Michael Anthony Hart (Kaskitémahikan) and Raven Sinclair (Ótiskewápíwskew)
North End Love Songs
by Katherena Vermette
They Came For The Children: Canada, Aboriginal Peoples and Residential Schools
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
All The Way: My Life On Ice by Jordin Tootoo
by Jordin Tootoo
Ojibway Heritage by Basil Johnston
by Basil Johston