First Nations Writing from Around the World

ANZLL First Nations Literature Reading List First Nations Writing from New Zealand: Maori and Pacific Islands First Nations Writing from around the World (Asia, Canada & the Americas, and Africa

These reviews of First Nations Literature from around the world are arranged in alphabetical order by continent.  My thanks go to all those who have contributed to this resource, especially the contributions from Buried in Print in Canada.

NB I am reliant on information provided to me for this page, and have only noted the First Nations heritage of authors. If there are any errors in noting the heritage of any authors, don’t get mad, just tell me what it should be, and I’ll fix it.  However I do not get involved in disputes about who is or isn’t First Nations.  If the author says they are, that’s good enough for me.


Ken Saro-Wiwa, a member of the Ogoni people of Nigeria


Arthur Alexie of the Tetlit Gwich’in people in Canada

Sherman Alexis,  a Native American with ancestry from several tribes including Spokane-Coeur d’Alene. He grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Carleigh Baker of Cree-Métis heritage

Assinwi Bernard, of the Cree-Algonquin-Métis in Canada

Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau of Cree/Métis heritage

Joseph Boyden of the Ojibwe-Nipmuc-Métis people

Tantoo Cardinal and other Indigenous Canadian authors

Beatrice Culleton, of the Métis people in Canada,

Cherie Dimaline, of the Métis people in Canada

Marilyn Dumont of Cree-Métis heritage

Louise Edrich, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, from the Ojibwe Indians of America

David A Groulx, of Ojibwe-Cree-Métis heritage

Tomson Highway of Barren Lands First Nation Cree heritage

Heather Igloliorte of Inuk heritage

Pauline Johnson, of Mohawk heritage

Abel Jordan of the Nisga’a people in Canada

Bob Joseph from the First clan of the Gwawa’enuxw

Daniel Heath Justice of Cherokee heritage

Elisha Kilabuk, of Inuk(?) heritage

Robin Wall Kimmerer, a Citizen of the Potawatomi Nation

Thomas King of Cherokee heritage

Niviaq Korneliussen, an Inuit writer from Greenland

Tracey Lindberg of As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation Rocky Cree heritage

Lee Maracle of the Canadian St-Lo Coast Salish people,

Edmund Metatawabin, with Alexandra Shimo, from Cree Fort Albany First Nation

N Scott Momoday, of Kiowa heritage

Hope Nicholson (Ed)

Tommy Orange, an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma,

Rachel A Qitsualik of Inuk? heritage

David Alexander Robertson, of Swampy Cree heritage

Eden Robinson, of  Haisla/Heiltsuk heritage

Gregory Scofield, of Métis heritage

Paul Seesequasis, from the Plains Cree First Nation

Bev Sellars, from the  Soda Creek/Deep Creek Xat’sull First Nation

Leslie Marmon Silko, who identifies as Laguna Pueblo

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson of Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg ancestry in Canada,

Tanya Taqaq, of Inuk heritage

Drew Hayden Taylor of Ojibwe heritage

Truth and Reconciliation Commission (Canada)

Richard Van Camp of Dogrib Tłı̨chǫ Dene First Nation heritage

Katherena Vermette, of Métis heritage

Richard Wagamese, from the Wabaseemoong Independent Nations of One Man Lake, Swan Lake and Whitedog Ojibwe First Nation

Douglas Walbourne-Gough is a mixed/adopted member of the Mi’kmaq from Newfoundland.

Sheila Watt-Cloutier, of Inuk heritage

David Heska Wanbli Weiden, an enrolled citizen of the Sicangu Lakota nation


Bernardo Atxaga of the Basque region of Spain

Kirmen Uribe of the Basque region of Spain,

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