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Titre Not my fate : the story of a Nisga'a survivor / Janet Romain.
Auteur Romain, Janet, author
Éditeur Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia : Caitlin Press, [2016]
©2016
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Sujet anglais Caplin, Josephine.
Sujet français Nisga'a Indians -- Biography.
Sujet anglais Abused women -- Canada -- Biography.
Sujet français Native peoples -- Canada -- Residential schools.
Caplin, Josephine.
Nisga'a (Indiens) -- Biographies.
Femmes victimes de violence -- Canada -- Biographies.
Internats pour Autochtones -- Canada.
Description 190 pages ; 23 cm.
Note locale BIO 2018-01-23
Résumé "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, causing many to believe Jo was destined to repeat a hopeless cycle. Yet she did not surrender to others' despairing expectations: against all odds, Jo fought to create her own cycle full of hope and growth. Born of a Métis-Canadian background, author Janet Romain delicately and proudly tells the story of her heroic friend and explores the tragic aftermath of Canada's residential schools and the effects of colonization. Jo is a courageous woman who determined her own fate and reclaimed her life. Not My Fate: The Story of A Nisga'a Survivor is her struggle to move past a legacy of hardship toward a life of peace and forgiveness."-- Provided by publisher.
Note locale Bibliothèques de Montréal recognizes that the term "Indians," used in subject headings such as "Indians of North America," is offensive to many people. Although we currently maintain these headings to adhere to descriptive standards used by libraries worldwide, we and other Canadian libraries are working to replace them with ones that are acceptable to Indigenous Peoples.
ISBN 9781927575543 (paperback)
   
   
 
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 VIEUX-SAINT-LAURENT - Adultes - Documentaires    920.9971 CAP  DISPONIBLE
 
 
 
   
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