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Reading Lists & Resources

Criteria for Selecting Authentic Books and Materials

1) Written by a First Nations author.
2) Favorably reviewed by a First Nations person (who is either an oral traditional scholar or an academic scholar).
3) Published by a First Nations publishing company:

Eaglecrest Books
#209B 5462 TransCanada Highway
Duncan, BC
V9L 6W4 Canada
250-748-3744
(All nations; leveled books) www.eaglecrestbooks.com

Inhabit Media
P.O. Box 11125
Iqaluit, NU
X0A 1H0 Canada
(Inuit) www.inhabitmedia.com

Oyate
330 East Thompson Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476
707-996-6700
(All Nations) www.oyate.org

Pemmican Publications
150 Henry Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3B OJ7 Canada
204-589-6346
(Metis) www.pemmicanpublications.ca

Theytus Books
Lot 45, Green Mountain Road
RR2, Site 50, Comp 8
Penticton, British Columbia
V2A 6J7 Canada
250-493-7181
(Okanagan; All nations) www.theytus.com

Indian Country Communications
8558 N County Rd K
Hayward, WI 54843-5800
www.indiancountrynews.info

National Museum of the American Indian
4th Street and Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20560
www.nmai.si.edu

Iroquois Resource Books

Note: these resources are equally important and are listed in no particular order.

  • Legends of the Iroquois by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens)
  • Iroquois Corn, In a Culture-Based Curriculum by Carol Cornelius
  • Parker on the Iroquois by Arthur C. Parker
  • Seneca Myths and Folktales by Arthur C. Parker
  • Skywoman: Legends of the Iroquois by Joanne Shenandoah and Douglas George (excellent for all ages, especially younger grades)
  • Giving Thanks: A Native American Good Morning Message by Jake Swamp and Erwin Printup
  • Wampum Belts of the Iroquois by Ray Fadden (Tehanetorens)
  • White Roots of Peace: Iroquois Book of life by Paul A.W. Wallace
  • And Grandma said; Iroquois Teachings: as passed down through the Oral Tradition by Tom Porter
  • Lacrosse: The National game of the Iroquois by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith and Lawreence Migdale
  • The Oneida Creation Story by Demus Elm and Harvey Antone
  • Iroquois Creation Story: John Arthur Gibson and JNB Hewitt's myth of the Earth Grasper by John C. Mohawk
  • Exiled in the Land of the Free: Democracy, Indian Nations and the U.S. Constitution by Oren Lyons, John C. Mohawk, et al.

Resources Provided By Forrest Lohahiyo Brooks