Know your Indigenous Canadian authors

Try our quiz on Indigenous Canadian authors, and increase your knowledge of Canadian literature!

1. This Cherokee author won the 2014 Governor General’s Award for the novel The Back of the Turtle.
2. This Innu poet won the 2013 poetry award from the Société des Écrivains francophones d’Amérique for the poetry collection N’entre pas dans mon âme avec tes chaussures.
3. Monkey Beach, this Haisla author’s debut novel, won the 2001 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for best work of fiction by a resident of British Columbia.
4. This Algonquian-Cree author won the 1997 Prix littéraire France-Québec for La saga des Béothuks.
5. This Métis author won the 2017 Governor General's Award for young people's literature for the young adult novel The Marrow Thieves.
6. This acclaimed Innu poet was a finalist for the 2014 Governor General’s Award for French poetry for her bilingual Innu-French collection Un thé dans la toundra.
7. This Cree playwright is best known for the multi-award-winning plays The Rez Sisters and Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing.
8. This Métis author won the 1997 Governor General’s Award for French children’s literature for the autobiographical novel Pien.
9. This author won the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature for the book Tilly: A Story of Hope and Resilience.
10. This Huron-Wendat dramatist won the Prix Américanit at Montréal’s 1985 Festival of the Americas for the play Le porteur des peines du monde.