Symbolism and Expression Additional Reading

Literature

Aboriginal literature is as diverse as any other aspect of Aboriginal culture.  Yet Aboriginal authors in Canada often share common concerns and approaches with each other and with Indigenous writers from around the world.  Theses common threads include a strong sense of connection to their ancestral lands and a cultural history of European colonization.  This is often expressed as a sense of spiritual, physical and cultural displacement.  However, although Aboriginal literature once stressed themes of displacement most prominently, today it also reflects a growing sense of empowerment for future generations.