Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native HistoryBook - 2014
A powerful, raw and eloquent memoir about the abuse former First Nations chief Edmund Metatawabin endured in residential school in the 1960s, the resulting trauma, and the spirit he rediscovered within himself and his community through traditional spirituality and knowledge. After being seperated from his family at 6, Metatwabin was given a number and stripped of his Native identity. At his residential school, he was physically, emotionally and sexually abused. The trauma haunted him throughout his adult life until he reconnected with his Native past.
Publisher: Toronto : Alfred A. Knopf Canada, ©2014.
Characteristics: xvii, 316 pages, 20 pages of unnumbered plates:,illustrations, maps, portraits ;,23 cm.