Book picks as published in the June 20, 2018 St. Albert Gazette. For more great reads, check here.
Heart Berries : a memoir
By Terese Mailhot
This powerful, poetic debut memoir chronicles the struggle to balance the beauty of her Native heritage with the often desperate and chaotic reality of life on the reservation. It is about a woman’s coming of age on the Seabird Island Indian Reservation in British Columbia. It is a memorial for Mailhot’s mother, a social activist and a story of reconciliation with her father.
21 Things you may not know about the Indian Act : Helping Canadians make reconciliation with indigenous peoples a reality
By Robert P.C. Joseph
The essential guide to understanding the legal document and its complex repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples. Bob Joseph explains how Indigenous Peoples can step out from under the Indian Act and return to self-government, self-determination, and self-reliance – and why doing so would result in a better country for every Canadian.