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My conversations with Canadians / Lee Maracle.

Author/Creator:
Maracle, Lee author.
Publication:
Toronto : BookThug, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
160 pages ; 21 cm.
Edition:
First edition
Series:
Essais (Toronto, Ont.) ; no. 4.
Essais ; no. 4
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Standardized Title:
Essays. Selections
Subjects:
Stó:lō Indians -- History.
Stó:lō Indians -- Social life and customs.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Government relations.
Indians of North America -- Canada -- Social conditions.
Off-reservation boarding schools -- Canada.
Maracle, Lee.
Form/Genre:
Essays.
Summary:
"'My Conversations With Canadians' is the book that "Canada 150" needs. On her first book tour at the age of 26, Lee Maracle was asked a question from the audience, one she couldn't possibly answer at that moment. But she has been thinking about it ever since. As time has passed, she has been asked countless similar questions, all of them too big to answer, but not too large to contemplate. These questions, which touch upon subjects such as citizenship, segregation, labour, law, predjudice and reconcilliation (to name a few), are the heart of 'My Conversations with Canadians'. In prose essays that are both conversational and direct, Maracle seeks not to provide any answers to these questions she has lived with for so long. Rather, she thinks through each one using a multitude of experiences she's had as a Canadian, a First Nations leader, a woman and mother and grandmother over the course of her life. Lee Maracle's 'My Conversations with Canadians' presents a tour de force exploration into the writer's own history and a re-imagining of the future of our nation."--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Meeting the public
Who are we separately and together?
Marginalization and reactionary politics
What can we do to help?
Hamilton
What do I call you: First Nations, Indians, Aboriginals, Indigenous?
Galloping toward Ottawa
Jack Scott and the left
Divisions, constraints and bindings
Appropriation
How does colonialism work?
Response to empathy from settlers
Reconciliation and residential school as an assimilation program.
Other format:
Maracle, Lee, 1950- Essays. Selections My conversations with Canadians./
ISBN:
9781771663588
1771663588
OCLC:
1011568982
Publisher Number:
99978865298