Aboriginal Publishers in Canada
[note: If you know of additional Aboriginal publishers or resources, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org -- we will expand this list]
• Theytus (Penticton, BC) – Canada’s first Aboriginal publisher, in business for nearly 30 years. Publishes adult and children’s works on Aboriginal themes by Aboriginal authors — www.theytus.com
• Kegedonce Press (Cape Croker First Nation, Wiarton, ON) – Award-winning Native-owned and operated. Develops, promotes and publishes the work of Indigenous peoples — www.kegedonce. com
• Gabriel Dumont Institute (Saskatoon, SK) — High-calibre Metis-specific resources – www.gdins.org
• Ningwakwe Learning Press (Southampton, ON) – publishes culturally appropriate resources for the Aboriginal literacy field, located at Saugeen First Nation — www.ningwakwe.on.ca
• Pemmican Publications Incorporated (Winnipeg, MB) – Publishes books that promote Canadian Metis writers and illustrators through stories that are informed by Metis experience – www.pemmican.mb.ca
• Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre (Saskatoon, SK) – Materials written in Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Nakota, Lakota or English that pertain to the First Nations of Saskatchewan – www.sicc.sk.ca
• www.goodminds.com – www.goodminds.com began distributing Native educational resources in April 2000. It is a Native-owned and operated business located on the Six Nations Reserve at Brantford, ON. www.goodminds is owned and operated by Linda and Jeff Burnham. Sheila Staats is the cultural book reviewer. The company now offers 4000 Aboriginal titles including books and music and has recently branched out to carry non-Aboriginal books to offer a comprehensive distribution service. An excellent resource with an informative website.
• www.oyate.org – “Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed honestly, and that all people will know our stories belong to us.” A fascinating, informative and thought-provoking U.S. website, indispensible in learning how to “read” books about Aboriginal people, fiction or non-fiction.