Taking Back Our Spirits

Taking Back Our Spirits

Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing

Book - 2009
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From the earliest settler policies to deal with the "Indian problem," to contemporary government-run programs ostensibly designed to help Indigenous people, public policy has played a major role in creating the historical trauma that so greatly impacts the lives of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Taking Back Our Spirits traces the link between Canadian public policies, the injuries they have inflicted on Indigenous people, and Indigenous literature's ability to heal individuals and communities. Episkenew examines contemporary autobiography, fiction, and drama to reveal how these texts respond to and critique public policy, and how literature functions as "medicine" to help cure the colonial contagion.
Publisher: Winnipeg : University of Manitoba Press, 2009.
ISBN: 9780887557101
Branch Call Number: 819. 09897 EPI
Characteristics: viii, 247 p.

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