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Finding my talk : how fourteen Native women reclaimed their lives after residential school /
Agnes Grant.
Calgary : Fifth House, 2004.
xii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
1894856570 :
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Calgary : Fifth House, 2004.
1894856570 :
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Eleanor Brass, Cree, Saskatchewan -- Ida Wasacase, Cree/Saulteaux, Saskatchewan -- Rita Joe, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotia -- Alice French, Inuit, Northwest Territories -- Sister Dorothy Moore, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotia -- Shirley Sterling, Nlakapmux, British Columbia -- Marjorie Gould, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotia -- Doris Pratt, Dakota, Manitoba -- Edith Dalla Costa, mixed blood, Alberta -- Bernice Touchie, Nuu-chah-nulth, British Columbia -- Mary Cardinal Collins, M├ętis, Alberta -- Elizabeth Bear, Cree, Manitoba -- Sara and Beverly Sabourin, Ojibway, Ontario.
"When residential schools opened in the 1830s, First Nations envisioned their children learning in a nurturing environment, staffed with their own teachers, ministers, and interpreters. Instead, students were taught by outsiders, regularly forced to renounce their cultures and languages, and some were subjected to degradations and abuses that left severe emotional scars for generations." "In Finding My Talk, fourteen Aboriginal women who attended residential schools, or whose lives were affected by the schools, reflect on their experiences. They describe their years in residential schools across Canada and how they overcame tremendous obstacles to become strong and independent members of Aboriginal cultures. Dr. Agnes Grant's painstaking research and interview methods ensure that it is the women's voices we hear in Finding My Talk, and that these women are viewed as members of today's global society, not only as victims of their past. Book jacket."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (page 210).
A Look Inside
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Eleanor Brass, Cree, Saskatchewanp. 3
Ida Wasacase, Cree/Saulteaux, Saskatchewanp. 20
Rita Joe, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotiap. 36
Alice French, Inuit, Northwest Territoriesp. 51
Sister Dorothy Moore, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotiap. 70
Shirley Sterling, Nlakapmux, British Columbiap. 87
Marjorie Gould, Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotiap. 101
Doris Pratt, Dakota, Manitobap. 112
Edith Dalla Costa, Mixed Blood, Albertap. 125
Bernice Touchie, Nuu-chah-nulth, British Columbiap. 142
Mary Cardinal Collins, Metis, Albertap. 160
Elizabeth Bear, Cree, Manitobap. 177
Sara and Beverly Sabourin, Ojibway, Ontariop. 196
End Notesp. 210
About the Artist and Cover Artp. 211
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