ISBN1466917172; 9781466917170; 1466917199; 9781466917194
ContentsEsther speaks -- Prologue / Robert P. Wells -- Part One: Esther's Story -- Mammamattawa village -- Fur trapping and the summer by the river -- Shattered innocence -- Runaways -- Going home -- Wawahte - peace in the heavens -- Part Two: They call me Bunnie -- In memory of a great man -- Part Three: Elder Stanley Stephens -- A man of principle "as long as the river flows, grass grows and sun shines" -- Canadian rangers -- Aboriginal "Indian" war veterans -- Anti-sealing movement kills our way of life -- Part Four: Engaging the past -- Part Five: Introduction to historical background -- Knives, iron cooking pots, guns, traps, beads and blankets -- Esther asks "Bob, why did they do this to me?" -- Appendix I: List of the Indian residential schools -- Appendix II: Indian residential school apologies -- 2008 - The government of Canada Prime Minister Stephen Harper -- 1993 - The Anglican Church of Canada -- 2009 - The Roman Catholic Church -- 1994 - Presbyterian Church of Canada -- 1998 - The United Church of Canada -- Appendix III. United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples -- The ten Native American commandments -- Discussion points.
NotesAt head of title: "Indian Residential Schools."
"The Northern Lights are Spirit Angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly"--front cover.