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Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

Audiobooks by Indigenous Authors

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Fight or Submit

Standing Tall in Two Worlds

By Grand Chief Ronald M. Derrickson
Narrated by: Kaipo Schwab
Length: 9 hours 22 minutes

In the opening to his memoir, Grand Chief Ron Derrickson says his "story is not a litany of complaints but a list of battles" that he has fought. And he promises he will not be overly pious in his telling of them. "As a businessman," he writes, "I like to give the straight goods."

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The Narrows of Fear (Wawawikoscikanik)

By Carol Rose GoldenEagle
Narrated by: Carol Rose GoldenEagle
Length: 7 hours 51 minutes

The Narrows of Fear (Wapawikoscikanik) navigates the unsettling, but necessary. When love of, and respect for, culture goes awry, it is our Indigenous women who bring us back to what is important. This novel is an interweaving of stories centred on a range of characters, both male and female, though the women, for the most part, are the...

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One Bead at a Time

By Beverly Little Thunder
Narrated by: Jules Koostachin
Length: 8 hours 58 minutes

One Bead at a Time is the oral memoir of Beverly Little Thunder, a two-spirit Lakota Elder from Standing Rock, who has lived most of her life in service to Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in vast areas of both the United States and Canada. Transcribed and edited by two-spirit Métis writer Sharron Proulx-Turner, Little Thunder’s narrative...

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A Generous Spirit

Selected Work by Beth Brant

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Narrated by: Michelle Thrush
Length: 8 hours 40 minutes

A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant collects the writing of Beth Brant, Mohawk lesbian poet, essayist, and activist. During her life, Brant’s work gave voice to an often unacknowledged Two-Spirit identity, and today, her words represent continued strength, growth, and connection in the face of deep suffering. A Generous Spirit is...

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Blue Bear Woman

By Virginia Pesempaeo Bordeleau
Narrated by: Tai Amy Grauman
Length: 4 hours 45 minutes

Blue Bear Woman or Ourse bleue is the first novel in Quebec written by an Indigenous woman. The story of a young Cree woman’s search for her roots and identity, this is also the author’s debut novel, originally published in 2007, and it will be her second book to be published in English. The novel has been described as a “texte de...

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My Conversations With Canadians

Essais Series: Book #4

By Lee Maracle
Narrated by: Marysia Bucholc
Length: 5 hours 2 minutes

On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn't possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time has passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions,...

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The Case of Windy Lake

The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series: Book #1

By Michael Hutchinson
Narrated by: Kaniehtiio Horn
Length: 3 hours 7 minutes

The Mighty Muskrats won’t let a mystery go unsolved!

Sam, Otter, Atim, and Chickadee are four inseparable cousins growing up on the Windy Lake First Nation. Nicknamed the Mighty Muskrats for their habit of laughing, fighting, and exploring together, the cousins find that each new adventure adds to their reputation. When a visiting...

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The Case of the Missing Auntie

The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series: Book #2

By Michael Hutchinson
Narrated by: Kaniehtiio Horn
Length: 3 hours 42 minutes

In the bright lights of the big city, the Mighty Muskrats search for an auntie lost long ago.

The Mighty Muskrats are off to the city to have fun at the Exhibition Fair. But when Chickadee learns about Grandpa’s little sister, who was scooped up by the government and adopted out to strangers without her parents’ permission many years ago,...

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The Case of the Burgled Bundle

The Mighty Muskrats Mystery Series: Book #3

By Michael Hutchinson
Narrated by: Kaniehtiio Horn
Length: 4 hours 18 minutes

The Mighty Muskrats, four cousins from the Windy Lake First Nation, are back for another adventure!

The National Assembly of Cree Peoples has gathered together in the Windy Lake First Nation, home to the Mighty Muskrats—cousins Chickadee, Atim, Otter, and Sam. But when the treaty bundle, the center of a four-day-long ceremony, is taken, the...

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Moon of the Crusted Snow

A Novel

By Waubgeshig Rice
Narrated by: Billy Merasty
Length: 6 hours 46 minutes

Moon of the Crusted Snow

“Highly recommend this audiobook of Moon Of The Crusted Snow. Narrator Billy Merasty brings Rice's characters to life and enriches the traditional Anishinaabe stories with his lyrical storytelling voice. The story itself, of a Canadian Anishinaabe band forced to contend with a new reality when the power goes out and deliveries halt to their Reserve just as winter sets in, is gripping and shockingly realistic and a damning take on reservation life. Evan Whitesky—father, husband, and one of the young leaders—has been learning traditional ways so he's better equipped to hunt and forage than other members of the band who've come to rely on video games and other modern trappings for survival and entertainment. Just as it becomes clear that the power outage is widespread and likely the result of some catastrophic event, a menacing stranger arrives, threatening the band's unity and possibly its very survival. Completely immersive.”

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In Search of April Raintree

By Beatrice Mosionier
Narrated by: Michaela Washburn
Length: 7 hours 11 minutes

Two young sisters are taken from their home and family. Powerless to change their fortunes, they are separated, and each put into different foster homes. Yet over the years, the bond between them grows. As they each make their way in a society that is, at times, indifferent, hostile, and violent, one embraces her Métis identity, while the other...

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Jonny Appleseed

A Novel

By Joshua Whitehead
Narrated by: Joshua Whitehead
Length: 5 hours 41 minutes

WINNER, Lambda Literary Award; Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction

Finalist, Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction; Amazon Canada First Novel Award; Indigenous Voices Award; Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award; Firecracker Award for Fiction

Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

A Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year

A...

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Islands of Decolonial Love

Stories & Songs

By Leanne Betasamosake Simpson
Narrated by: Tantoo Cardinal
Length: 3 hours 13 minutes

In her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love, renowned writer and activist Leanne Simpson vividly explores the lives of contemporary Indigenous Peoples and communities, especially those of her own Nishnaabeg nation. Found on reserves, in cities and small towns, in bars and curling rinks, canoes and community centres,...

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Tilly and the Crazy Eights

By Monique Gray Smith
Narrated by: Michelle Thrush
Length: 9 hours 23 minutes

Winner of the 2019–20 First Nation Communities READ Indigenous Literature Award

An unexpected journey can be powerful medicine.

When Tilly receives an invitation to help drive eight elders on their ultimate bucket list road trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, she impulsively says yes. Before she knows...

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Fatty Legs

10th anniversary edition

By Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton & Christy Jordan-Fenton
Narrated by: Lisa Nasson
Length: 1 hours 47 minutes

The beloved story of an Inuvialuit girl standing up to the bullies of residential school, now available as an audiobook for a new generation of readers.

Margaret Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton’s powerful story of residential school in the far North has been reissued to commemorate the memoir’s 10th anniversary with updates to the text, reflections...

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Swift Fox All Along

By Rebecca Thomas
Narrated by: Lisa Nasson
Length: 11 minutes

What does it mean to be Mi’kmaq? And if Swift Fox can’t find the answer, will she ever feel like part of her family?

When Swift Fox’s father picks her up to go visit her aunties, uncles, and cousins, her belly is already full of butterflies. And when he tells her that today is the day that she’ll learn how to be Mi’kmaq, the butterflies...

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A Stranger At Home

A True Story

By Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
Narrated by: Lisa Nasson
Length: 1 hours 58 minutes

Traveling to be reunited with her family in the arctic, 10-year-old Margaret Pokiak can hardly contain her excitement. It’s been two years since her parents delivered her to the school run by the dark-cloaked nuns and brothers.

Coming ashore, Margaret spots her family, but her mother barely recognizes her, screaming, “Not my girl.”...

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Not My Girl

By Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
Narrated by: Lisa Nasson
Length: 14 minutes

Margaret can’t wait to see her family, but her homecoming is not what she expected.

Two years ago, Margaret left her Arctic home for the outsiders’ school. Now she has returned and can barely contain her excitement as she rushes towards her waiting family—but her mother stands still as a stone. This strange, skinny child, with her hair...

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When I Was Eight

By Christy Jordan-Fenton & Margaret-Olemaun Pokiak-Fenton
Narrated by: Lisa Nasson
Length: 13 minutes

Bestselling memoir Fatty Legs for younger readers.

Olemaun is eight and knows a lot of things. But she does not know how to read. Ignoring her father’s warnings, she travels far from her Arctic home to the outsiders’ school to learn.

The nuns at the school call her Margaret. They cut off her long hair and force her to do menial chores,...

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Indigenomics

Taking a Seat at the Economic Table

By Carol Anne Hilton
Narrated by: Denise Halfyard
Length: 10 hours 31 minutes

Igniting the $100 billion Indigenous economy

It is time. It is time to increase the visibility, role, and responsibility of the emerging modern Indigenous economy and the people involved. This is the foundation for economic reconciliation. This is Indigenomics.

Indigenomics lays out the tenets of the emerging Indigenous economy, built around...

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