My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

My Decade at Old Sun, My Lifetime of Hell

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In a series of chronological vignettes, Arthur Bear Chief depicts the punishment, cruelty, abuse, and injustice that he endured at Old Sun Residential School and then later relived in the traumatic process of retelling his story at an examination for discovery in connection with a lawsuit brought against the federal government. Late in life, he returned to Gleichen, Alberta on the Siksika nation--to the home left to him by his mother--and it was there that he began to reconnect with Blackfoot language and culture. Although the terrific adversity Bear Chief faced in his childhood made an indelible mark on his life, his unyielding spirit is evident throughout his story.

Publisher: Edmonton, Alberta : AU Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781771991759
Branch Call Number: 371.82997352 BEAR
Characteristics: xxi, 172 pages : illustrations

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misatim
Jul 11, 2017

Very well done! ignore the racists and read the truth

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mclarjh
Jul 11, 2017

Author's story and preface are badly written (but afterword is well written). Vanity project.

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