Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for January 2019 | Heard Museum

Billie Jane Baguley Library and Archives Collection Spotlight for January 2019

January 25, 2019

Supporting the creative efforts of Native artists, authors and illustrators is a significant component in the work of the Heard Museum. One of the ways the Library accomplishes this task is by acquiring books and other resources for the collection directly from Native-owned and Native-operated publishing companies such as Kegedonce Press. According to their website, the company is “one of only three dedicated Indigenous publishers in Canada”. For more than 25 years, the Kegedonce Press has published works by well-established and award-winning Canadian contemporary authors such as Basil Johnston (Anishinaabe) and Joanne Arnott (Metis). However, the company is also known for encouraging new enterprises and authors such as when the Kynship Chronicles by Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) were published and promoted as the “first aboriginal fantasy trilogy”. The following selections from the Library collection demonstrate a diversity of genres and writing styles but all works are imbued with an Indigenous perspective. These particular examples published by Kegedonce Press including short stories, poetry, nonfiction and fantasy are currently on display in the public reading area of the Library. Please feel free to visit the Library to review these or any other items of interest in the Library and Archives collections. For more details or additional collection information, click on the link labeled Library Catalog Search located in the pull-down menu of the Library tab on the Heard website.


Belleau, Lesley

The colour of dried bones

Wiarton, Ont. : Kegedonce Press, c2008

Heard call number PR9199.3.B37754 C65 2008


Cariou, Warren (editor)

W’daub awae = Speaking true: a Kegedonce Press anthology

Wiarton, On. : Kegedonce Press, [2010?]

Heard call number PR9194.5.I5 W33 2010


Johnston, Basil

Th!nk Indian : languages are beyond price

Wiarton, Ont. : Kegedonce Press, c2011

Heard call number E98.E85 J64 2011


Justice, Daniel Heath

Kynship [The way of thorn and thunder : the Kynship chronicles, Book 1]

Wiarton, Ont. : Kegedonce Press ; Georgetown, Ont. : Distributed by Lit-Distco, 2005

Heard call number PR9199.4.J88 K96 2005