Night Spirits


Author:
Bilgen-Reinart, Ustun|Bussidor, Ila
Grade Levels:
Ten, Eleven, Twelve, College, University
Nation:
Dene, Subarctic
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
152
Publisher:
University of Manitoba Press

Price:
Sale price$22.75
Stock:
In stock

Description

Sayisi Dene voices explore the painful experiences of their relocation as traditional hunters following the caribou herds to a slum settlement on the outskirts of Churchill, Manitoba. By the early 1970s, the band realized they had to take their future into their own hands again. After searching for a suitable location, they set up a new community at Tadoule Lake, 250 miles north of Churchill. Today they run their own health, education and community programs. In Night Spirits, the survivors, including those who were children at the time of the move, as well as the few remaining elders, recount their stories. They offer a stark and brutally honest account of the near-destruction of the Sayisi Dene, and their struggle to reclaim their lives.

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