Firewater

University of Regina PressSKU: 9780889774377

Author:
Harold Johnson
Grade Levels:
Adult Education, College, University
Nation:
Cree
Book Type:
Paperback
Pages:
180
Publisher:
University of Regina Press
Copyright Data:
2016

Price:
Sale price$16.95

Description

Firewater: How Alcohol is Killing My People and Yours by Crown prosecutor Harold Johnson, examines alcohol and its history, the stereotypes surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. Based on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory Johnson Harold Johnson challenges readers to confront the harmful stereotypes surrounding First Nations and the consumption of alcohol. Using traditional Cree stories Johnson seeks solutions for the overwhelming impact of alcohol. He rejects medical, social, and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism, and seeks solutions for alleviating its power. The author approaches the topic by keeping focused on the Treaty 6 territory. His straightforward manner presents his ideas with clarity and honesty. The book contains a map of the territory, the text of the treaty, references, and an index.

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