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The education of Augie Merasty: A residential school memoir

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Merasty, Joseph Auguste, Carpenter, David. Sakatchewan, SK: University of Regina Press , 2017. (Book) — 1 copy, 1 available
Audience
Patient or Public
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Call Number
GN 400 MER 2017
A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is the story of a child who faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the cruel policies of a bigoted nation. ; A retired fisherman and trapper who sometimes lived rough on the streets, Augie Merasty was one of an estimated 150,0…
Title
The education of Augie Merasty: A residential school memoir
Author
Merasty, Joseph Auguste
Carpenter, David
Place
Sakatchewan, SK
Publisher
University of Regina Press
Year Published
2017
Physical Description
Hardcover; 150 p.
Topics
Aboriginal Health
Trauma Survivors
Abstract
A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is the story of a child who faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the cruel policies of a bigoted nation.
A retired fisherman and trapper who sometimes lived rough on the streets, Augie Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimilation.
As Augie recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mould children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse.
But even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's sense of humour and warm voice shine through.
ISBN
9780889774575
Language
English
Material Type
Book
Agency
BC Children's and Women's
Location
Family Support & Resource Centre
Audience
Patient or Public
Call Number
GN 400 MER 2017
Copy 1 BC Children's and Women's Family Support & Resource Centre Available
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