List of 2022-2023 Adult/YA
Shortlisted Titles

Browse below for all shortlisted titles. The First Nation Communities READ Award jury has shortlisted these titles.

Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children

Author : Wendy Proverbs
Publisher : Victoria: Heritage House Publishing

The Strangers

Author : Katherena Vermette
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table

Author : Carol Anne Hilton
Publisher : Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers.

Go Down Odawa Way

Author : Daniel A. Lockhart
Publisher : Neyaashiinigmiing: Kegedonce Press

Permanent Astonishment A Memoir

Author : Tomson Highway
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Christi Belcourt

Author : Belcourt C., et al
Publisher : Fredricton: Goose Lane Editions

Longlist of 2022-2023 Adult/YA Nominated Titles

Browse below for all nominated titles. The First Nation Communities READ Award jury selects a shortlist and the winning title.

The Great Bear : Book 2 of The Misewa Saga

Author : David Alexander Robertson
Publisher : Toronto: Penquin Random House

Walking in Two Worlds

Author : Wab Kinew
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

We Remember the Coming of the White Man

Author : et al, Sarah Stewart
Publisher : Calgary: Durvile Publications

Bagone Giizhig: The Hole in the Sky*

Author : Leonard Moose, Mary Moose
Publisher : Six Nations: Indigenous Education Press

Rez Rules

Author : Clarence Chief Louie
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Indigenous Toronto: Stories That Carry This Place

Author : Denise Bolduc, editors, et al
Publisher : Toronto: Coach House Press

Kitcikisik (Great Sky) Tellings that Fill the Night Sky

Author : Pawaminikititicikiw / Wilfred Buck
Publisher : Six Nations: Indigenous Education Press

Standoff: Why Reconciliation Fails Indigenous People and How to Fix It

Author : Bruce McIvor
Publisher : Madeira Park: Harbour Publishing

The Enchanted People – Edit*

Author : Jennifer Pool
Publisher : Toronto: Guernica Editions

Peyakow: Reclaiming Cree Dignity*

Author : Darrel J. McLeod
Publisher : Minneapolis: Milkweed Editions

Go Down Odawa Way

Author : Daniel A. Lockhart
Publisher : Neyaashiinigmiing: Kegedonce Press

Memory Keeper

Author : Dawn Cheryl Hill
Publisher : Six Nations: Ojistoh Publishing

Tainna: The Unseen Ones

Author : Norma Dunning
Publisher : Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre

The Strangers

Author : Katherena Vermette
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children

Author : Wendy Proverbs
Publisher : Victoria: Heritage House Publishing

Kitotam: He Speaks to it*

Author : John McDonald
Publisher : Regina: Radiant Press

Peepeekisis ātayōhkēwina: Sacred Stories of Peepeekisis Cree Nation

Author : Eleanor Brass
Publisher : Regina: Your Nickel’s Worth Publishing

Run as One: My Story

Author : Errol Ranville
Publisher : Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications

Probably Ruby

Author : Lisa Bird-Wilson
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

What Was Said To Me: The Life of Sti’tum’atul’wut, a Cowichan Woman

Author : Ruby Peter
Publisher : Victoria: Royal BC Museum Press

All the Quiet Places

Author : Brian Thomas Isaac
Publisher : Victoria: Touchwood Editions

Christi Belcourt

Author : Belcourt C., et al
Publisher : Fredricton: Goose Lane Editions

These are the Stories: Memories of a 60’s Scoop Survivor

Author : Christine Miskonoodinkwe-Smith
Publisher : Neyaashiinigmiing: Kegedonce Press

What Comes from Spirit

Author : Drew Hayden Taylor (Editor), Richard Wagamese
Publisher : Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre

Letters in a Bruised Cosmos

Author : Liz Howard
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL’s First Treaty Indigenous Player*

Author : Ayahkokopawiwiyin Fred Sasakamoose
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Wild Waters: Inside a Voyageur’s World

Author : Constance Brissenden, Larry Loyie
Publisher : Six Nations: Indigenous Education Press

Barren Grounds : Book 1 of The Misewa Saga

Author : David A Robertson
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

The Lover, the Lake

Author : Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
Publisher : Calgary: Freehand Books

Gather: Richard Van Camp on the Joy of Storytelling

Author : Richard Van Camp
Publisher : Regina: University of Regina Press

Epekwitk: Mi’kmaq Poetry from Prince Edward Island

Author : Julie Pellissier-Lush
Publisher : Charlottetown: The Acorn Press

Life in the City of Dirty Water: A Memoir of Healing

Author : Clayton Thomas-Müller
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Stories of Métis Women Tales My Kookum Told Me

Author : Bailey Oster, Marilyn Lizee
Publisher : Calgary: Durvile Publications

Permanent Astonishment A Memoir

Author : Tomson Highway
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Treaty Words: For as Long as the Rivers Flow

Author : Aimée Craft
Publisher : Toronto: Annick Press

Nothing Will Be Different

Author : Tara McGowan-Ross
Publisher : Toronto: Dundurn Press

Indigenomics: Taking a Seat at the Economic Table

Author : Carol Anne Hilton
Publisher : Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers.

The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour

Author : Dawn Dumont
Publisher : Calgary: Free Hand Books

Unreconciled: Family, Truth, and Indigenous Resistance

Author : Jesse Wente
Publisher : Toronto: Penguin Random House

Indigenous Women and Street Gangs: Survivance Narratives

Author : Robert Henry
Publisher : Edmonton: University of Alberta Press

awâsis – kinky and dishevelled

Author : Louise Bernice Halfe
Publisher : Kingston: Brickbooks