Stolen from our embrace : the abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of Aboriginal communities
 

Stolen from our embrace : the abduction of First Nations children and the restoration of Aboriginal communities
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

1997
Book > Biography
Creators
Fournier, Suzanne, Crey, Ernie
Contributors
Point, Gwendolyn, Neel, David
Description
"This important and timely book is a balance of the most gruesome elements of assimilation: church-run schools, the child welfare system, survivors of sexual abuse, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome counter-balanced against heroic stories of children who survived, fought back, and found their way home. Harrowing stories are presented wherever possible in the first person, by Fournier, a journalist, and Crey, a B.C native spokesperson and activist, and a stolen child himself. The final message is optimistic, suggesting that redress and reconciliation could enrich the entire country by creating healthy aboriginal communities"--publisher's website.

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ISBN
1550545183
Contents
The story of Th'owxeya, Mosquito Woman / as told by Shoyshqelwhet, Gwendolyn Point -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The perpetual stranger: four generations in my Sto:lo family -- Chapter 2 "Killing the Indian in the child": four centuries of church-run schools -- Chapter 3 Wolves in sheep's clothing: the child welfare system -- Chapter 4 "Infinite comfort and time": healing survivors of sexual abuse -- Chapter 5 "I am responsible, I am accountable": healing Aboriginal sex offenders -- Chapter 6 Common, expensive and preventable: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome -- Chapter 7 "We can heal": Aboriginal children today.
Notes
Includes bibliographic sources (p. 237-241) and index.
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