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Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod

Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age
Title
Mamaskatch
Title remainder
a Cree coming of age
Statement of responsibility
Darrel J. McLeod
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A powerful story of resilience-a must-read for all Canadians. 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. Darrel 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. However, in a spiral of events, Darrel's mother turned wild and unstable, and their home life became chaotic. Sweet and innocent by nature, Darrel struggled to maintain his grades and pursue an interest in music while changing homes many times, witnessing violence, caring for his younger siblings and suffering abuse at the hands of his surrogate father. Meanwhile, his older brother's gender transition provoked Darrel to deeply question his own sexual identity. The fractured narrative of Mamaskatch mirrors Bertha's attempts to reckon with the trauma and abuse she faced in her own life, and captures an intensely moving portrait of a family of strong personalities, deep ties and the shared history that both binds and haunts them. Beautifully written, honest, and thought-provoking, Mamaskatch - named for the Cree word used as a response to dreams shared - is ultimately an uplifting account of overcoming personal and societal obstacles. In spite of the traumas of Darrel's childhood, deep and mysterious forces handed down by his mother helped him survive and thrive: her love and strength stay with him to build the foundation of what would come to be a very fulfilling and adventurous life."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
VP@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLeod, Darrel J
Dewey number
305.897/353071231092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
E99.C88
LC item number
M346 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLeod, Darrel J
  • McLeod, Darrel J.
  • McLeod, Darrel J
  • McLeod, Darrel J.
  • Cree Indians
  • Indigenous men
  • Native men
  • Cree Indians
  • Families
  • Indigenous men
  • Canada
Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spirals -- Hail Mary, Full of Grace -- Macimanitowi: Devils -- One Little Indian Boy -- Be Careful Little Eyes -- Madonna of the Athabasca -- Flying around the Maypole -- Prince Charming -- Long as I Can See the Light -- Indian Princesses -- Eddies of the Makhabn -- Pîhpîkisîs: The Sparrow Hawk -- The Eviction -- Code 99 -- L'Échappatoire -- Mistikosow: The Frenchman -- Beyond the Athabasca
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages, viii pages of plates
Isbn
9781771622004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Indigenous Health Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056748080
  • (OCoLC)on1056748080
Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Spirals -- Hail Mary, Full of Grace -- Macimanitowi: Devils -- One Little Indian Boy -- Be Careful Little Eyes -- Madonna of the Athabasca -- Flying around the Maypole -- Prince Charming -- Long as I Can See the Light -- Indian Princesses -- Eddies of the Makhabn -- Pîhpîkisîs: The Sparrow Hawk -- The Eviction -- Code 99 -- L'Échappatoire -- Mistikosow: The Frenchman -- Beyond the Athabasca
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
228 pages, viii pages of plates
Isbn
9781771622004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Indigenous Health Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1056748080
  • (OCoLC)on1056748080

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