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  • ISBN: 9780889774575
  • Physical Description: xxxvii, 96 pages : illustration, map, 18 cm
    regular print
  • Edition: New edition.
  • Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2017.

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Summary, etc.: This memoir offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school. Now a retired fisherman and trapper, the author was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of "aggressive assimilation." As Augie Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. But, even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's sense of humour and warm voice shine through. This new edition includes a Learning Guide that deepens our understanding of the residential school experience, making it ideal for classroom and book club use. It also features a new postscript describing how the publication of this memoir changed Augie Merasty's life.
Subject: Merasty, Joseph Auguste
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Canada
Indians of North America -- Education -- Canada
Indians of North America -- Cultural assimilation -- Canada
Indigenous children -- Abuse of -- Canada
Genre/Form: Autobiographies.
Topic Heading: Indigenous.
First Nations.
Residential schools.
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