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Films and books

The Douglas College Library has a selection of Aboriginal films and documentaries students and professors can borrow. All materials can be transferred to either campus, and you can also make a request for films or documentaries they do not have.

Below is a selection of films and documentaries portraying Aboriginal cultures, issues and experiences.

  • A Tribe of One
  • Blockade
  • Cedar and Bamboo
  • Collapse of the Classic Lillooet Culture
  • Cry Rock
  • Dancing Around the Table
  • Finding Dawn
  • Power
  • Qallunaat!
  • Reel Injun
  • Survivors of the Red Brick School
  • The 8th Fire
  • Tipping Point: The Age of the Oil Sands
  • White Water, Black Gold
  • You Took My Talk

Aboriginal books in the Centre

The Aboriginal Student Services Centre has a selection of Aboriginal books and documents, which students and professors can borrow or read in the Centre.

  • A Gathering of Spirit edited by Beth Brant
  • All My Relations edited by Thomas King
  • American Indian Poetry edited by George W. Cronyn
  • And the Last Shall Be First: Native Policy in an Era of Cutbacks by Murray Angus
  • …And They Told Us Their Stories: A Book of Indian Stories edited by Jack Funk and Gordon Lobe
  • Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Being on the Moon by Marie Annharte Baker
  • Black Elk Speaks by John G. Neihardt
  • Broken Wing by Stewart Dickson
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko
  • Consulting Demons, Inside the Unscrupulous World of Global Corporate Consulting by Lewis Pinault
  • Creative Postproduction, Editing, Sound, Visual Effects, and Music for Film and Video by Robert Benedetti, Michael Brown, Bernie Laramie, Patrick Williams
  • Dances With Dependency: Out of Poverty Through Self-Reliance by Calvin Helin (ONLY TO BE READ IN CENTRE< NO CHECK OUT)
  • Dancing on the Rim of the World edited by Andrea Lerner
  • Drum Beat, Anger and Renewal in Indian Country edited by Boyce Richardson
  • Enough Is Enough, Aboriginal Women Speak Out as told to Janet Silman
  • Fearless Warriors by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • Gatherings - Volume I edited by Greg Young-Ing
  • Gatherings - Volume II edited by Greg Young-Ing
  • Gatherings - Volume III edited by Greg Young-Ing
  • Gatherings - Volume IV edited by Don Fiddler
  • Gatherings - Volume VI edited by Don Fiddler & Linda Jaine
  • Gatherings - Volume IX edited by Greg Young-Ing
  • Homeland and Other Stories by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie
  • Indians of the Plains, Indians of the Northwest Coast by Robert H.Lowie and Philip Drucker
  • In the Spirit of Crazy Horse by Peter Matthiessen
  • Man of Many Colours, Forty-Eight Songs by David Campbell
  • Man’s Rise to Civilization as Shown by the Indians of North America from Primeval Times to the Coming of the Industrial State by Peter Farb
  • Make Prayers to the Raven, A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest by Richard K. Nelson
  • Medicine River by Thomas King
  • Nich’i-Wana “The Big River” Mid-Columbia Indians and Their Land by Eugene S. Hunn with James Selam and Family
  • Only Drunks and Children Tell the Truth by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • People From Our Side: A Life Story by Peter Pitseolak and Dorothy Eber
  • Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Princess Pocahontas and the Blue Spots, Two Plays by Monique Mojica
  • Raven, Poetry Zine by multiple writers
  • Recolonization or Liberation: The Bonds of Structural Adjustment and Struggles for Emancipation by the Ecumenical Coalition of Economic Justice
  • Resistance and Renewal, Surviving the Indian Residential School by Celia Haig-Brown
  • Rivers of Blood, Rivers of Gold: Europe’s Conquest of Indigenous Peoples by Mark Cocker
  • Sinister Wisdom 22/23: A Gathering of Spirit North American Indian Women’s Issue edited by Beth Brant (Degonwadonti)
  • Slash by Jeannette Armstrong
  • Spirit of the Wolf: Raise Your Voice by Duncan Mercredi
  • The Baby Blues by Drew Hayden Taylor
  • The Dispossessed: Life and Death in Native Canada by Geoffrey York
  • The Imaginary Indian: The Image of the Indian in Canadian Culture by Daniel Francis
  • The Joe Leaphorn Mysteries: Three Complete Novels by Tony Hillerman
  • The Land Called Morning: Three Plays edited by Caroline Heath
  • The Music of What Happens by John Straley
  • The Pleasure of the Crown, Anthropology, Law and First Nations by Dara Culhane
  • The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Three Jim Chee Mysteries by Tony Hillerman
  • Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden
  • Trap Lines by Eden Robinson
  • Truth and Bright Water by Thomas King