Midnight Sweatlodge is a collection of 4 short stories all interwoven into a common thread by journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice, a member of Wausasking First Nation. The short, 96-page collection explores the intense emotions and feeling as a group of First Nation people undertake spiritual and physical healing during a sweatlodge ceremony. Each person seeks traditional wisdom and insight to overcome pain and hardship, and the characters give us glimpses into their lives that are both tearful and true. Rice captures the raw emotion and unique challenges of modern Aboriginal life when dealing with identity issues, land rights, intercultural relationships, and healing. It’s a hard-hitting and genuine look at the struggles First Nations young people face. Mature themes and dialogue. Ideal for low vocabulary, high interest youth and adults. Now in its third printing this book presents a realistic fictional account of life on a contemporary Ojibwe First Nation.