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MOA’s Pride Reading Guide

Did you know that the MOA Library + Archives has a variety of 2SLGBTQ+ books, many of which centre Indigenous voices and experiences? In celebration of Pride, MOA is happy to share this list of recommended titles available to read. Here are just a few top picks from the collection.



Kaitlyn Purcell

Library Record: 8.0 PUR 2019. View in Library Catalogue

Purcell’s publishing debut, ʔbédayine, is a novella that explores sexual sovereignty, queer identity, Indigenous ways of knowing, the importance of community and the effects of intergenerational trauma – all inspired by Purcell’s adolescent years spent living in Edmonton.



Gender, Sexuality, and Museums

edited by Amy K. Levin

Library Record: 5.1 LEV 2010. View in Library Catalogue

This volume is a comprehensive collection of key articles, essays, and case studies focusing on gender and LGBTQ+ issues within museum work, in both North American and European cultural institutions.




Kimiwan: A Print Zine For Indigenous Writers + Artists

Various contributors

Available to read in-library only; contact the MOA Library + Archives to book an appointment.

Kimiwan (which means “rain” in nêhiyawêwin, the Plains Cree language) is a print zine published from Treaty 6 territory in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. They publish essays and visual art by Indigenous, First Nations, Métis and Inuit creators. Their issues include work by Two-Spirit/queer Indigenous creators, and essays on decolonizing sexuality. Pictured here is Issue 4, published in Fall 2013.


Daughters of Copper Woman

Anne Cameron

Library Record: 12.7c CSA CAM 1981. View in Library Catalogue

In her best-loved work, celebrated queer author Anne Cameron shares a selection of Coast Salish oral narratives that combine together to create a sublime image of the social and spiritual power of woman.





full-metal indigiqueer: Poems

Joshua Whitehead

Available at Xwi7xwa Library, UBC. Library Record: YP W452 F85 2017. View in Library Catalogue

Joshua Whitehead is an Oji-Cree, Two-Spirit storyteller from Peguis First Nation on Treaty 1 territory in Manitoba. This 2017 cyberpunk poetry collection is told from the perspective of an Indigiqueer Trickster character named Zoa. The poems explore Two-Spirit experiences and Indigenous sexuality, while taking on pop culture through a decolonized lens.

Due to COVID-19, the Audrey and Harry Hawthorn Library and Archives at MOA is available to visit by appointment only as of July 2020. To make an appointment, contact library@moa.ubc.ca.