Supporting our Communities: Holiday Shopping in 2020

It’s easy to feel like you have nothing left to “give”.  However, there are lots of small things that you can do, many of them costing almost no money and very little energy.  Here are a few examples of things that you can do to shop local and/or support diversity this holiday season. 

What comes in a Raven Reads box?

While we like to keep our upcoming box contents a surprise, we understand shoppers may like to get a sense of what sort of items we typically feature in our boxes. The following is a summary of items and suppliers we have featured in the past:

Top Books By Indigenous Authors For Young Adults

Young adult literature is one of the fastest growing genres, enjoyed not just by young adults themselves but also by older adults who want to leave room for magic in their reading. Indigenous authors have been leading the way in Young Adult literature.

Up and Coming: Canadian Indigenous Authors

There is so much great Indigenous talent in the literary world and some of the most exciting pieces to come out in the past two years are from up-and-coming new Canadian Indigenous authors. Today we are profiling six of them.

Celebrating Indigenous Business

Shopping Indigenous is a great way to honour the First Peoples, to effect change within communities and to celebrate the talent and entrepreneurial spirit of Indigenous people.

Spotlight on Cherie Dimaline

Cherie is an award-winning fiction writer from the Georgian Bay Métis Community in Ontario, Canada. She began publishing with the release of her first book Red Room (2007) and her first novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy (2013); however, she has become most celebrated for her Governor General’s Literacy award winner, The Marrow Thieves, a young adult science fiction released in 2017.

2020 New Releases by Indigenous Authors

2020 is sure to be another award-winning year for literature from Indigenous authors in Canada and the US. As a subscriber to Raven Reads, you'll receive great reads by Indigenous authors but there are SO many books that we can't fit them all in! To ensure you don’t miss out on one of these potential big sellers we have compiled a short list of some upcoming pieces that we think you may enjoy.

2019 Indigenous Gift Guide

Support First Nation, Métis and Inuit entrepreneurs by shopping local and Indigenous this holiday season! Our 2019 Holiday Guide features a collect...

Top 2019 Indigenous Reads

It's that perfect time of the year for getting caught up on that stack of books you have been dying to get into. Whether you prefer a good thriller or romance, we have an incredible list of must-reads for your warm and cozy days and night. Better yet, each of these books is authored by an Indigenous author and opens up an opportunity for you to learn about the diversity of Indigenous literature out there!

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day! We have pulled together a brief list of events by province and territory so you don't miss the opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the cultural diversity of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples across Canada.

2019 New Release Books for Your Wishlist

2017 and 2018 were MASSIVE for astounding new releases by Indigenous authors. As we continue to play catch-up with all the books on our to-read she...

Raven Reads Gives Back to First Nations Caring Society

Thanks to our subscribers like you, we have donated $1,700 to the First Nations Caring Society to support their ongoing work with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people of all ages and organizations to ensure First Nations children and young people have the same opportunities as others to grow up safely at home, be healthy, and achieve their dreams.