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Using First Peoples' House Library

Any McGill student is welcome to use the Library, but we ask that these rules be followed:

  • All students must present their McGill student I.D and provide their address and phone number.
  • Loans must not be marked or highlighted. Loans found to be marked or highlighted must be replaced at the expense of the borrower. The same fine will be levied if loans are brought back damaged or in worse condition than when originally taken out.
  • Students may take out up to two items at a time for a period of four weeks. Overdue fines are 25 cents per day per loan.
  • You may renew your loan by contacting the First Peoples’ House. If it is not reserved by anyone else, we will renew. 

Highly Recommended Books

Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and Freedom, Taiaiake Alfred, 2005

Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto, Taiaiake Alfred, 2008

Thinking In Indian: Collected Essays of John Mohawk, John Mohawk, 2010

Lighting the Eighth Fire: The Liberation, Resurgence, and Protection of Indigenous Nations, Leanne Simpson, 2008

Beyond Blood: Rethinking Indigenous Identity, Pamela D. Palmater, 2011

Midnight Sweatlodge, Waubgeshig Rice, 2011

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie, 1993

Life Stages and Native Women: Memory, Teachings, and Story Medicine, Kim Anderson, 2011

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko, 1977

At The Woods Edge: An Anthology of the History of the People of Kanehsatà:ke, Gabriel-Doxtater & Van den Hende

Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples, Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Good News for a Change: Hope for a Troubled Planet, H. Dressel & D. Suzuki

Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Dee Brown

Custer Died for Your Sins, Vine Deloria Jr.

Stolen Continents: the "New World" through Indian Eyes, Robert Wright

These are just a few of the books in our library. Please consult the available books page for a more comprehensive listing.

Looking for books on the Oka/Kanehsatà:ke Crisis of 1990 or Residential Schools?

Here is a list of books and videos for those of you doing papers, research or interested in learning more about two major historical events in Indigenous communities of Canada.

People of the Pines: The Warriors and the Legacy of Oka, Loreen Pindera & Geoffrey York, 1991

This Land is Our Land: The Mohawk Revolt at Oka, M. Baxendale, C. MacLaine, photos R. Galbraith, 1990

Kanehsatà:ke: 270 Years of Resistance, by Alanis Obomsawin, National Film Board, 1993

Rocks at Whiskey Trench, by Alanis Obomsawin, National Film Board, 2000

Acts of Defiance, Alex MacLeod, National Film Board, 1993

Unsettling the Settler Within: Indian Residential Schools, Truth Telling, and Reconciliation in Canada, Paulette Regan, 2011

Speaking My Truth: Reflections on Reconciliation & Residential School, Selected by Shelagh Rogers, Mike DeGagne, Johnathan Dewar, Glen Lowry, 2012

McGill Humanities and Social Sciences Library

In addition to what can be found at First Peoples' House, the McGill Humanities and Social Sciences Library has a large number of materials concerning Indigenous Peoples. Please visit the online catalogue to search their extensive database.