The Cherokee Phoenix was the first indigenous newspaper in the U.S., starting in 1828, and it is still reporting today.
There are simply too many amazing Indigenous poets (North American or otherwise) to capture all on one list, but here is a place to start reading, including Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz.
Urban Indian literature is an important category of literature that does the dual work of being entertaining while correcting stereotypes.
To celebrate the ties that bind Alaskans and Hawai’ians, here are some of the best books by Native Alaskan and Hawai’ian authors, including The Tao of Raven by Ernestine Hayes and Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen by Queen Liliuokalani.
From bookmobiles to charming brick and mortar stores to online book emporiums, these Indigenous owned bookstores are well worth the visit.
Find some recent and older works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry among these older and instant classics about Indigenous people, including There There by Tommy Orange.
A starting point for recognizing the diversity of contemporary Native literature, with reads like Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot.
Inspired by Mallory Whiteduck’s Native Literature Challenge, here's a list of great audiobooks by First Nations, Native, or Indigenous authors.
Find some excellent fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books by Native, First Nations, and Indigenous authors for this task of the 2020 Read Harder Challenge.
Erase your stereotypes and assumptions about Native American poets and dive into these rich works with themes on oppression, identity, and love.