Up Ghost River pb

SKU: 9780307399885

Edmund Metatawabin, Alexandra Shimo
Grade Levels:
Twelve, Adult Education, College, University
Cree, Subarctic
Book Type:
Random House

Sale price$22.00


2015 Shortlist Title for First Nation Communities Read - Up Ghost River: A Chief's Journey Through The Turbulent Waters of Native History is a 2014 shortlist nominee for the Governor General’s Literary Awards. This non-fiction book is the powerful and moving memoir from Cree residential school survivor, activist, educator, and writer Edmund Metatawabin. Former Chief of Fort Albany First Nation, Ed Metatawabin presents his compelling account of the experiences endured at the notorious St. Anne residential school, his efforts to expose the wrong doings of St. Anne’s, culminating in a recent court case demanding that the school records be released to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. After seeking traditional Cree healing, Metatawabin works to help the next generation of residential school survivors. His story is part of the Indigenous resurgence that is happening across this country and worldwide: after years of oppression, he and others are healing themselves by rediscovering their cultures and sharing their knowledge. This narrative bears witness to the devastation brought by colonization and the subsequent healing power of our Elders and our land to revitalize the human spirit. This book is a must-read for all Canadians. Highly recommended.

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