I wanted to do a post on highlighting some North, South, Central America Indigenous bloggers for those of us that love to eat up blog content in the same way people that love Booktube go searching for some new Booktube content. I’ve been seeing a lot of bloggers highlighting the lack of attention given to bloggers and I’ve also noticed lately how little Indigenous bloggers get highlighted in the community, especially considering the lack of attention the community has paid to Indigenous book content creators. Lately, there has been a lot of anti-Indigenous actions in the community, from white Instagrammers posting images that romanticize Native Americans and First Peoples to the arcs refused to Indigenous readers to white reviewers forgiving LitJoy Crate for using dreamcatchers. These are just some of the few in a long list of anti-Indigenous actions taken against readers and reviewers.
I made a list of some people I follow, some people I went down the blogosphere to search for and are new to me, and some bloggers I know about. I have some new content to read here as well! I thought there might be some more people out there I didn’t know about and was correct. Honestly, this tells me that a lot of Indigenous book bloggers don’t get the same attention as other people in the community. North, Central, South America Indigenous book bloggers get even less attention than booktubers. Book bloggers are consistently ignored and undervalued but especially BIPOC book bloggers. So I made a list of some content to follow so people can seek out some new content!
Kai (they/them/their) is a Métis and Anishinaabe two-spirit reader, writer, and indigenous language advocate. They review books written by Native authors of the Americas. Their blog is a nod to their favorite books, Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country by Louise Erdrich, and Islands of Decolonial Love by Leanne Simpson. They haven’t reviewed in a while but I still think their blog is one to check out: 5 Books By Transgender Native Authors.
Rogier (He, Him) is an ace Surinamese guy (black/Lokono) who reads middle grade, YA and Adult. Rogier is honestly a light in the book blogging community. He’s one of the sweetest and most insightful people. A Slice of Life. Always makes the best points.
Weezie (They/Them) is a Mvskoke Two-Spirit Space Ace environmentalist from Alabama. Check out Weezie’s blog! Quarterly Favorites. Also if you like snark and humor? Weezie’s got like the perfect content for those of us that love dry humor.
Cheyanne (They/Them) is a Cree bi aromantic enby book blogger. They have a great review of Trouble the Saints by Alaya Dawn Johnson to check out.
Danielle (She, Her) is Red River Saulteaux Ojibwe and an aspiring writer. Danielle has an amazing Instagram account, where she talks all things Indigenous literature. Danielle is also a new booktuber. She also has a Louise Erdrich readathon going on! If that isn’t enough, she’s also a blogger on top of everything else she has going on. I honestly have no words for how she puts out so much content so seemlessly. And the looks! She serves some some looks on her instagram. Follow everything. I mean it.
Autumn (She/Her) is a Bi Apache book blogger and booktuber. She is building her presence in the community. You can find her posting frequently on her Instagram and read her blog. She is the co-host of OMG She’s Indigenous with Michelle from Thor Wants Another Letter.
Rhoquel (She/Her) is a Queer Navajo book blogger. She’s the co-host of the Dragon Bookclub, a fantasy lover, swiftie, and a chaotic mood reader. If you’re a fantasy reader she’s got some great content for magical ramblings.
I would love to see more Indigenous bloggers have a bigger presence in the future. I hope that people find some blog content they love. I’ve listed Indigenous Instagrammers that Brody from Et Tu Brody put together. Everyone’s social media is above. I would also recommend looking at Brody’s playlist for Indigenous booktubers.
And if you know any North, Central, South American Indigenous book bloggers I haven’t mentioned please feel free to tell me! I will gladly add them.
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