Read what people are saying about Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors by Larry Loyie with Wayne K. Spear and Constance Brissenden, co-published by Indigenous Education Press/www.goodminds.com and the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University.
Order from www.goodminds.com; 1 877 862 8483 Ext 1. In Edmonton: available at Audrey’s Books (Jasper Avenue) and Tix on the Square. Also: www.amazon.ca (search for Residential Schools With the Words and Images of Survivors)
www.firstnationswriter.com — Author Larry Loyie
www.goodminds.com – Indigenous Education Press / GoodMinds.com
www.waynekspear.com – Co-author Wayne K. Spear
“Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre releases first co-publication with Indigenous Education Press”
Edmonton Journal: http://shar.es/1Wqruj “Macdonald’s Legacy Less Than Golden,” editorial by Heather Conn, refers to Residential Schools, With the Words and Images of Survivors and the aboriginal view of Sir John A. Macdonald covered in our new book. A great article for classrooms as well.
Book News, Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Winter 2015 – Book review with a thorough overview of the contents plus designation as Recommended Book by author is Karri Yano, a Toronto writer and editor (p 38).
“The material presented is a balance of historical facts and personal experiences. While thorough in its overview — timeline, politics behind the events (racist attitudes in society and politics) — it is not explicit in the details of the neglect and abuse, but specific facts and personal testimonies reveal the deplorable conditions the children who were taken away and living far from any family support had to endure while also demonstrating the incredible resilience of the survivors and what they did to cope.
The book is suitable / appropriate for student 12 and up as a resource for one period of Canadian history that reveals the struggles of Aboriginal people to self-identify and their fight for equal rights and survival as a culture in Canada.”
Western Catholic Reporter / B.C. Catholic / The Prairie Messenger
“Local writer offers even-toned overview of residential schools”
“…his new publication is the product of more than a decade of work by himself and his two co-authors, rounding up photos, personal stories and random facts about the schools. The result is something that should be read and perused by every Canadian who wants to understand what residential schools did to Canada’s aboriginal people without having to plough through a lengthy history or rely on the testimony of one or more individuals.”
Alberta Sweetgrass, January 2015
Two Row Times — http://www.tworowtimes.com/arts-and-culture/residential-schools-history-book-launched-toronto/
CTV Kitchener Waterloo, Jan 31-Feb 1 2015: “A Survival Story” [search “residential schools”] – another profile in December 2014 on CTV Sault Ste. Marie
Brant News / Cambridge Times
I Heart Edmonton, E-Review by Paula Kirman
Kitchener Regional Record, February 28, 2015, P E4
“…work continues, and this is a must read for those looking to better understand the background behind current reconciliation efforts.”
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