The education of Augie Merasty : a residential school memoir
Xwi7xwa Library, University of British Columbia

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Sturgeon Landing (SK)
Merasty, Joseph Auguste
Carpenter, David
"Now a retired fisherman and trapper, 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 Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mould children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. Even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's generous and authentic voice shines through"--from publisher.

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0889773688; 9780889773684
A Note on the Text -- Augie and Me: An Introduction, by David Carpenter -- School Days, School Days -- Hard Times -- The Passion of Sister Felicity -- The Loves of Languir and Cameron --  Brotherly Love and the Fatherland -- Father Lazzardo among the Children -- Sister of the Night -- EIGHT Lepeigne -- Revenge -- Conclusion -- Afterword, by David Carpenter.
First Nations author.


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