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This June, Read Some Indigenous Writing

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In 2009, the House of Commons declared June to be Aboriginal History Month. It is a month where we recognize the contributions of Aboriginal peoples past, present and future to our collective history and to Canada’s development. June 21st is marked as National Aboriginal History Day, a day for celebrating the culture and contributions of First Nations, Inuit, and Metis communities across Canada.

In January of this year, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett that June be deemed Aboriginal Book Club month.  So this June, why not take some time to get to know some Canadian indigenous authors? Bring some titles to your book club, or read some yourself! Here are a few of our favourite indigenous authors:

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