Created to meet the demand for accessible, affordable books about Indigenous subjects, Eschia titles educate, inspire and entertain. The unique stories, information and experiences within the pages of our books engage all readers, and our future intentions include publishing material for Indigenous youth, who may be reluctant readers, to engage them in their own peoples’ history, experience and achievement.
Eschia Books is proud to provide a venue for Indigenous writers, especially emerging authors and those who live in isolated areas of Canada. By publishing their stories, we promote cross-cultural awareness that bridges the gap between groups that have lived so close and yet so far from each other for centuries.
Pick up a copy of In The Shadow of our Ancestors, to learn about First Peoples’ little-known contributions to society, or Watishka Warriorsto be entertained by the triumphs of a ragtag, underdog hockey team in a remote community. Or, be inspired by a woman’s adjustment to the dying buffalo culture in Victoria Callihoo, An Amazing Life.
We offer fiction and non-fiction that safeguards the history, aspirations and accomplishments of our people—whether it’s through the story of a Mohawk activist in 1845 Upper Canada, a young Métiswoman discovering herself in the Barren lands of the 1980s or a feisty spirit who helps his brother solve his murder.
Writing down the stories of a traditionally oral culture is important to protect them for future generations. We do so respectfully, guided by our Elders where needed and using Indigenous illustrators whenever possible.
“Writing down the stories of a traditionally oral culture is important to protect them for future generations.”