Welcome to Bear Spirit Press

We are looking for First Nations, Métis and Inuit writers that have an authentic story to tell.

We are particularly interested in Young Adult fiction, Children's Stories and stories about contemporary life as an Aboriginal person.

If you have a short story that is specific to First Nation, Métis and Inuit writers beliefs, experiences or way of life, please submit them as well. We plan on publishing a number of short story anthologies with specific themes each year and would like to keep your story on file until needed.

Feel Free to contact us with any questions: bearspiritpress@gmail.com


What's New?



Coyote Boy: An Original Trickster Story is the contemporary tale of a young Mohawk boy who finds himself living away from the only home he has ever known, and what happens when he meets Coyote for the first time.

Available as a Special Edition PAPERBACK & HARDCOVER also contains additional supplemental information for further discussion and includes the retelling of two traditional Mohawk stories; The Mohawk Creation Story and The Three Brave Hunters and the Great Bear.


2016 - First Nation Communities Read - Recommendation List

We are proud to announce that Coyote Boy: an original trickster story was selected by the Southern Ontario Library Association for the First Nation Communities Read program.




image We are ahppy to announce that Coyote Boy: an original trickster story is now available from GoodMinds.com. Click the logo to the left to go to Goodmind.


Ahaw, Anishinaabem
(OK , Speak Ojibwe)

Learn to speak Ojibwe with this Ojibwe Language phrase book for beginners of the Ojibwe Language. The book includes a tutorial on the Fiero (Double Vowel) writing system and a link to audio so you can listen, learn, and speak in just hours!





The People’s Warrior

A. D. Ellis, Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, and Gary W. Babb have collaborated on “The Peoples’ Warrior”, documenting his twenty years of elected public service as a National Council Representative, Second Chief, and Principal Chief of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. The book is part biographical, part memoirs, and documentation of internal confrontations focusing primarily on his controversial two terms (8 years) as Principal Chief. 

With the influence of increasing, massive tribal wealth generated from gaming revenues from nine casinos, came greed and corruption. Through Chief’s Herculean efforts to control and clean up corruption within a large, sovereign Indian nation, his terms as Principal Chief were plagued with never ending conflict and litigation in Tribal Court and Supreme Court of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, challenging his authority to govern. Chief Ellis prevailed in all of these hard fought battles, but unfortunately, the details of the behind the scene activities and battles were never revealed until now. "The Peoples’ Warrior", which documents many of these battles Chief fought on behalf of the Creek people, finally reveals these details. This documentation is presented through Chief’s memoirs, Muskogee Nation News articles, Executive Orders, and summarized, lengthy court testimony, and rulings from the many court challenges. 


Greetings from
Bear Spirit Press

Bear Spirit Press is committed to the development, promotion and publication of works of literature by First Nation, Métis and Inuit writers, artists and storytellers.

Our goal is to provide authentic works to the classroom. This will include children's story books, "chapter books", and materials specific to the Ontario Curriculum.

Bear Spirit Press is a Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) owned and operated publishing company located in Markham Ontario.


Useful Information

Bear Spirit Press
P.O. Box 54016
1-5762 Highway 7 East
Markham Ontario L3P 7Y4



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