Up Ghost River : a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history / Edmund Metatawabin ; with Alexandra Shimo ; [foreword by Joseph Boyden].

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada's worst residential schools. St. Anne's, in northernn Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Years later, in seeking healing, Metatawabin participated in native cultural training workshops that emphasize the holistic approach to personhood at the heart of Cree culture. Now his mission is to help the next generation of residential school survivors.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references(pages 305-307).
      University of Alberta copy in the Schloss Collection of Modern Literature.
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    • ISBN:
      9780307399878 (bound)
      0307399877 (bound)
    • Accession Number:
      neos.6629902
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      METATAWABIN, E.; SHIMO-BARRY, A. Up Ghost River : a chief’s journey through the turbulent waters of Native history. [s. l.]: Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, 2014. ISBN 9780307399878. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875. Acesso em: 31 maio. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Metatawabin E, Shimo-Barry A. Up Ghost River : A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited; 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875. Accessed May 31, 2020.
    • APA:
      Metatawabin, E., & Shimo-Barry, A. (2014). Up Ghost River : a chief’s journey through the turbulent waters of Native history. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Metatawabin, Edmund, and Alex Shimo-Barry. 2014. Up Ghost River : A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875.
    • Harvard:
      Metatawabin, E. and Shimo-Barry, A. (2014) Up Ghost River : a chief’s journey through the turbulent waters of Native history. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875 (Accessed: 31 May 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Metatawabin, E & Shimo-Barry, A 2014, Up Ghost River : a chief’s journey through the turbulent waters of Native history, Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, viewed 31 May 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Metatawabin, Edmund, and Alex Shimo-Barry. Up Ghost River : A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, 2014. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Metatawabin, Edmund, and Alex Shimo-Barry. Up Ghost River : A Chief’s Journey through the Turbulent Waters of Native History. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, 2014. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Metatawabin E, Shimo-Barry A. Up Ghost River : a chief’s journey through the turbulent waters of Native history [Internet]. Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited; 2014 [cited 2020 May 31]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat06118a&AN=neos.6629902&custid=s3443875

Reviews

PW Reviews 2014 August #1

Taken from his family by draconian Canadian laws intended to "kill the Indian in the child," young Edmund Metatawabin is brought to St. Anne's residential school in northern Ontario in 1955. In a school system infamous for its essential inhumanity, St. Anne's stands out as one of the worst offenders; children there were routinely humiliated, beaten, forced to eat vomit, electrocuted in a homemade electric chair, and sexually abused. Nor did St. Anne's legacy end when its students escaped into the adult world; as Metatawabin's account shows, survivors were plagued with alcoholism, self-loathing and all the other burdens of the abused, with their road to recovery long and difficult. Only in recent years have victims won official acknowledgment and recompensation, often half-hearted and grudging. The horror of Metatawabin's account seem almost unbelievable, but it is all too factual, backed up with official documents. Nor can Canadians dismiss this as a tragedy from a now bygone era; Metatawabin argues that recent legislation from the Stephen Harper government as a continuation of oppression. This work is a harrowing but enthralling account of an aspect of Canadian history that the country would prefer to forget but which continues to haunt. (Sept.) Agent: The Cooke Agency

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