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Recognizing Aboriginal Life and Culture – FCO Library’s New Collection

The FCO library is pleased to announce that we now have a growing collection of books centered on Aboriginal Life and Culture. Our collection offers several children’s titles, such as Shin-chi’s Canoe and Shi-shi-etko by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave (Illustrator). These books have received much praise and have recently won the TD Canadian Children’s Literature Award and Aboriginal Children’s Book of the Year. They are fantastic books to read with your children to introduce them to Aboriginal life and native children’s experiences whilst attending residential schools.

Shin-chi's Canoe book

Shin-chi’s Canoe by Nicola I. Campbell and Kim LaFave (Illustrator)

For our adult readers desiring to learn more about Aboriginal life and culture, the library offers titles, such as Speaking My Truth and Life Stages and Native Women. An illuminating collection of essays, Speaking My Truth provides a more detailed account of the unfortunate injustices that Aboriginals experienced as a result of being taken away to residential schools. By this means, the authors strive to enhance discussion around reconciliation in Canada. Life Stages and Native Women, on the other hand, provides an intimate look at the lives of native women and the vital roles they play in sustaining the health of their native communities. With teachings gathered directly from native women in Canada, the author passionately shares the experiences of young native girls and women, touching upon their ever-changing responsibilities and traditions concerning pregnancy, child care, and more.

Life Stages and Native Women

Life Stages and Native Women by Kim Anderson

We invite you to come visit us at the FCO library and take one of these enlightening and thought provoking books home today! To browse through our complete Aboriginal Life and Culture collection please visit our LibGuide.      

If you are having trouble finding the information you need or would simply like a book recommendation on a family care topic, our library is happy to provide personal librarian services that you can access right from your desk. Alicja, our Library Communications Coordinator, is available to answer emails ( or drop-in queries on Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 1:00 to 4:00pm.

Written by FCO Library Communications Coordinator, Alicja Adamczyk.