There are no standard lists of Indigenous researchers, academics, or writers. The following sources focus on Canadian authors.
CBC: 108 Indigenous writers to read as recommended by you. 2017 reading list.
Encyclopedia of literature in Canada: entries on Algonquian, Cree, Haida, Inuit, Iroquoian, Ktunaxa, Kwakwala, Northern Athapaskan, Ojibwa, Salish, Tlingit, Tsimshianic, and Wakashan and articles on individual authors.
King,T. The Truth About Stories: A native narrative. Toronto : House of Anansi Press , 2003. Listen to King's talk on this work on the 2003 CBC Massey Lectures.
Maracle, L., & Laronde, S. (2000). My home as I remember. Toronto: Natural Heritage Books. Describes literary and artistic achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Metis women across Canada and other places.
McCall, S., Reder, D., Gaertner, D., & Hill, G. L. H. (Eds.). (2017). Read, listen, tell: Indigenous stories from Turtle Island. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
Sinclair, N. J. & Cariou, W. (Eds). (2011). Manitowapow: Aboriginal writings from the land of water.
Examples of memoirs.
There are several approaches to locating Indigenous researchers.
1. Browse journals that specialize in publishing Indigenous scholarship such as those on the Indigenous Studies author page.
2. Consult lists of Indigenous faculty such as the one at UBC.
4. Locate federal and provincial Indigenous organizations and associations in your field for the reports and research they produce.