Indigenous History Month at Paterson Library



Greenstone (Longlac)
Lake of the Woods (Kenora)

In celebration of National Indigenous History Month, the Paterson Library is proud to share our collection of Indigenous learning resources for you to discover and explore.  We invite you to celebrate and honour Indigenous history, culture, and language by checking out our collections, which include eBooks and electronic resources, streaming videos, databases, and our in-house print Neganheewin Collection.  Visit the Library this month to see our Indigenous Literature displays and check out the collection!

See below a small sampling of Indigenous resources:


Bibliography of Indigenous People in North America,

 Indigenous Studies Portal,

Maamwi Treaties of Ontario Database

 National Aboriginal Document Database

Streaming Video:

The Paradox of Norval Morrisseau – National Film Board of Canada

The Beauty of My People – National Film Board of Canada

 Beans – EMA Films (via Criterion on Demand movie database)

Online Magazines:

Native Max - magazine which features positive talents and stories of Indigenous peoples (via Flipster Magazines)


Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature by Margaret Noodin

Strategies and Methods for Anishinaabemowin Revitalization by Brock Pitawanakwat

Indigenous Women and Work from Labor to Activism by Carol Williams

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine by Kim Anderson

Speaking Our Truths, Building Our Strengths: Shaping Indigenous Girlhood Studies by Kari-dawn Wuttunee

Print Material:

DreadfulWater: A Mystery by Thomas King

Love After the End: An Anthology of Two-Spirit and Indigiqueer Speculative Fiction edited by Joshua Whitehead

Empire of Wild by Cherie Dimaline