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Not my fate : the story of a Nisga'a survivor / Janet Romain.

Romain, Janet, (author.).

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  • 10 of 11 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Terrace Public Library.

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Terrace Public Library 305.4092 ROM (Text) 35151001035534 Adult Non-fiction Volume hold Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781927575543 (paperback) :
  • Physical Description: 190 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia : Caitlin Press, 2016.

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Josephine Caplin (Jo) was born into a world marred by maternal abandonment, alcoholism and traumatic epileptic seizures. In grade three, she was apprehended by child services and separated from her protective brother and her early caregivers, her father and uncle, who were kind men with drinking problems. Placed into many alienating and lonely foster homes, Jo would not see her family again until she was fourteen. Throughout her life, Jo fought symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome, abuse by sadistic men and the collective horror of generations of ancestors forced into residential schools. Many believed Jo was destined to repeat the hopeless cycle, but she did not surrender to their despairing expectations: against all odds, Jo fought to create her own cycle full of hope and growth.
Subject: Caplin, Josephine.
Niska Indians > Canada > Biography.
Abused women > Canada > Biography.
Native peoples > Canada > Residential schools.
Topic Heading: Aboriginal

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