Storybooks Canada

Indigenous languages and Indigenous stories

While Storybooks Canada focuses on immigrant and refugee languages, we acknowledge and support the many Indigenous languages of Canada, and are developing the Indigenous Storybooks Canada website.

There are several websites that offer Indigenous stories. First Voices has over 60 communities documenting a wide variety of Indigenous languages, while the Legends Project documents First Nations and Inuit stories from coast to coast. Little Cree Books contains books in Cree, while the South Slave Divisional Education Council has stories and other resources in Chipewyan, Cree, and Slavey. Math Catcher has mathematics stories in in English and several Indigenous languages. Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada has several stories in English, some with audio recordings.

We thank Jo-Ann Archibald and Jan Hare for helpful conversations, and warmly invite other Indigenous scholars for comment and collaboration.