Decolonize Your Education

With the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, it’s become apparent that we as a society have long avoided the views and feelings of those who do not fit the ideals of our country’s colonial mindset. 

This needs to change. So, we’ve compiled this list of a few of our favorite books, podcasts and films made by BIPOC for you to read, watch, listen, and learn from!


Books  (Nonfiction): 

  • So You Want to Talk About Race By Ijeoma Oluo
  • The Skin We’re In By Desmond Cole
  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race By Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • Indigenous Relations By Bob Joseph and Cynthia F. Joseph
  • Broken Circle By Theodore Fontaine
  • From Where I Stand By Judy Wilson-Raybould
  • My Conversations with Canadians By Lee Maracle
  • Life Stages and Native Women By Kim Anderson
  • Halfbreed By Maria Cambell
  • A Mind Spread out on the Ground By Alicia Elliott
  • Pourin’ Down Rain By Cheryl Foggo 
  • Resolve By Carolyn Parks Mintz and Andy and Phyllis Chelsea
  • Seven Fallen Feathers By Tanya Talaga

If you have children, you can find a list of indigenous books for young children on the Calgary Reads’ website. Here is a list of local bookstores that may have these noteworthy books available.

Movies / Documentaries / Films:

  • The Condor and The Eagle –  by Sophie & Clément Guerra
  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up By Tasha Hubbard
  • Ice Breakers By Sandamini Rankaduwa
  • Ninth Floor By Mina Shum
  • The Color of Beauty By Elizabeth St. Philip