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Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age [Darrel J. McLeod]

Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age [Darrel J. McLeod]

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Growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod was surrounded by his Cree family’s history. In shifting and unpredictable stories, his mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school. McLeod was comforted by her presence and that of his many siblings and cousins, the smells of moose stew and wild peppermint tea, and his deep love of the landscape. Bertha taught him to be fiercely proud of his heritage and to listen to the birds that would return to watch over and guide him at key junctures of his life.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Douglas & McIntyre (Sept. 15 2018)
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 240 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1771622004