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Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

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Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings

Poems

By Joy Harjo
Narrated by: Joy Harjo
Length: 1 hours 53 minutes

A musical, magical, resilient volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States

In these poems, the joys and struggles of the everyday are played against the grinding politics of being human. Beginning in a hotel room in the dark of a distant city, we travel through history and follow the memory of the Trail of Tears from...

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The Beadworkers

Stories

By Beth Piatote
Narrated by: Beth Piatote, various narrators, Christian Nagler, Fantasia Painter, Drew Woodson, Phillip Cash Cash & Keevin Hesuse
Length: 5 hours 14 minutes

Beth Piatote’s luminous debut collection opens with a feast, grounding its stories in the landscapes and lifeworlds of the Native Northwest, exploring the inventive and unforgettable pattern of Native American life in the contemporary world

Told with humor, subtlety, and spareness, the mixed-genre works of Beth Piatote’s first collection find...

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One Drum

Stories and Ceremonies for a Planet

By Richard Wagamese
Narrated by: Christian Baskous
Length: 4 hours 1 minutes

Fans of Richard Wagamese’s writing will be heartened by the news that the bestselling author left behind a manuscript he’d been working on until shortly before his death in 2017.

In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, “I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist. I am merely one who has trudged the same path many of...

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Walking the Old Road

A People’s History of Chippewa City and the Grand Marais Anishinaabe

By Staci Lola Drouillard
Narrated by: Staci Lola Drouillard
Length: 8 hours 42 minutes

The story of a once vibrant, now vanished off-reservation Ojibwe village—and a vital chapter of the history of the North Shore

At the turn of the nineteenth century, one mile east of Grand Marais, Minnesota, you would have found Chippewa City, a village that as many as 200 Anishinaabe families called home. Today you will find only Highway 61,...

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (10th Anniversary Edition)

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
Length: 7 hours 49 minutes

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.

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Thunder Boy Jr.

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: David Alexie
Length: 6 minutes

From New York Times bestselling author Sherman Alexie and Caldecott Honor winning Yuyi Morales comes a striking and beautifully illustrated picture book celebrating the special relationship between father and son.

Thunder Boy Jr. wants a normal name...one that's all his own. Dad is known as big Thunder, but little thunder doesn't want to share... Read more »

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You Don't Have to Say You Love Me

A Memoir

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Sherman Alexie
Length: 12 hours 8 minutes

A searing, deeply moving memoir about family, love, loss, and forgiveness from the critically acclaimed, bestselling National Book Award-winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Family relationships are never simple. But Sherman Alexie's bond with his mother Lillian was more complex than most. She plunged her family... Read more »

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Flight

By Sherman Alexie
Narrated by: Adam Beach
Length: 4 hours 41 minutes

Flight is the hilarious and tragic story of an orphaned Indian boy who travels back and forth through time in a charged search for his true identity. With powerful, swift prose, Flight follows the troubled teenager as he learns that violence is not the answer. The journey begins as he's about to commit a massive act of violence. At the moment of... Read more »

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The Shiloh Renewal

By Joan Leslie Woodruff
Narrated by: Rebecca Rogers
Length: 4 hours 26 minutes

Two teenage girls, sisters a year apart, are in a terrible auto accident near where they live, a few miles from the Civil War battlefield at Shiloh. Penny, the older sister, is killed outright, while Sandy, the younger, is badly injured and not expected to live.

In a coma, Sandy meets people who are oddly dressed and who speak English, but not...

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Life Is Your Best Medicine

A Woman’s Guide to Health, Healing, and Wholeness at Every Age

By Tieraona Low Dog
Narrated by: Hillary Huber
Length: 8 hours

“The division between conventional and traditional medicine is asartificial as the division between science and nature. They can be woventogether in a fashion that meets our physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.This is the foundation upon which integrative medicine is built.”—Tieraona LowDog, MD

In Life Is Your Best Medicine, Dr. Low Dog...

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Great Spirit Told Me

By Michael Looking Coyote
Narrated by: Michael Looking Coyote
Length: 52 minutes

Michael Looking Coyote takes listeners on a meditative journey across the timeless landscape of Native American spirituality. Both relaxing and inspiring, his words will radically alter your perspective about how to achieve true peace in your life.

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Doty Meets Coyote

The Legacy of the First Nation, Voices of a Generation Series

By Thomas Doty
Narrated by: Thomas Doty
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

Doty Meets Coyote is an audio tapestry of traditional and original Native American stories from the American West told by master storyteller Thomas Doty.

It is Thomas Doty’s work as a storyteller to not only perpetuate the Old Time myths with integrity but to add new stories to the collective basket of folklore, just as tellers before him have...

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Resistance

A Songwriter's Story of Hope, Change, and Courage

By Tori Amos
Narrated by: Tori Amos
Length: 8 hours 14 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A timely and passionate call to action for engaging with our current political moment, from the Grammy-nominated and multiplatinum singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Tori Amos.

Since the release of her first, career-defining solo album Little Earthquakes, Tori Amos has been one of the music... Read more »

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Black Sun

Between Earth and Sky: Book #1

By Rebecca Roanhorse
Narrated by: Cara Gee, Nicole Lewis, Kaipo Schwab & Shaun Taylor-Corbett
Length: 12 hours 46 minutes

Black Sun

“October, the month to read mysteries, horror, and suspense... but how about a fantasy novel with a little bit of all of the above? That is definitely my preference and New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Resistance Reborn, Rebecca Roanhorse, wrote just the right book. If you are a fan of fantasy you shouldn't let this one pass. It has a great and original storyline, compelling characters, and the world building was done really well. It is also a great read for this time of the year if horror is not something you can stomach but you still want a book with an edge this Halloween.”

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The Pale-Faced Lie

A True Story

By David Crow
Narrated by: Kaipo Schwab
Length: 11 hours 53 minutes

Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty,... Read more »

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Native American DNA

Tribal Belonging and the False Promise of Genetic Science

By Kim TallBear
Narrated by: Donna Postel
Length: 10 hours 9 minutes

In Native American DNA, Kim TallBear shows how DNA testing is a powerful—and problematic—scientific process that is useful in determining close biological relatives. But tribal membership is a legal category that has developed in dependence on certain social understandings and historical contexts, a set of concepts that entangles genetic... Read more »

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Fry Bread

A Native American Family Story

By Kevin Noble Maillard
Narrated by: Kevin Noble Maillard
Length: 34 minutes

Fry bread is food.It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate.Fry bread is time.It brings families together for meals and new memories.Fry bread is nation.It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond.Fry bread is us.It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference.Told in lively and powerful verse...

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The Sea-Ringed World

Sacred Stories of the Americas

By Maria Garcia Esperon
Narrated by: David Bowles
Length: 5 hours 3 minutes

Fifteen thousand years before Europeans stepped foot in the Americas, people had already spread from tip to tip and coast to coast. Like all humans, these Native Americans sought to understand their place in the universe, the nature of their relationship with the divine, and the origin of the world into which their ancestors had emerged.The... Read more »

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Dawn Raid

By Pauline Vaeluaga Smith
Narrated by: Tameka Sowman Vahatau
Length: 3 hours 28 minutes

Dawn Raid

“Sophia is just your typical half Samoan-half white teenager in 1970's New Zealand, wishing for a pair of go-go boots and dealing with dumb little brothers. Her diary entries document her growing understanding of the challenges facing her Pacific Islander community, including 'dawn raids' where Islanders are used as scapegoats for a struggling economy and taken from their houses in the middle of the night for deportation. Readers will see many parallels to the struggles faced by communities in the United States today and cheer for Sophia as she makes new friends and find her unique voice. Give this to everyone who likes epistolary novels and historical fiction. ”

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The Beginning and End of Rape

Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America

By Sarah Deer
Narrated by: Rainy Fields
Length: 7 hours 48 minutes

Despite what major media sources say, violence against Native women is not an epidemic. An epidemic is biological and blameless. Violence against Native women is historical and political, bounded by oppression and colonial violence. This book, like all of Sarah Deer's work, is aimed at engaging the problem head-on—and ending it.

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