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The year is 1959, and fifteen-year-old Nipishish returns to his reserve in northern Quebec after being kicked out of residential school, where the principal tells him he can look forward, like all Native Americans, to a life of drunkenness, prison, and despair. But despite his new freedom, the reserve offers little to a young Métis man. Both his parents are dead, his father Shipu, a respected leader, dying mysteriously at a young age. When Nipishish is sent to a strange town to live with a white family and attend high school, he hopes for the new life the change promises. But despite some bright spots — a simpatico teacher, a part-time job, a possible girlfriend — the adjustments prove overwhelming. Forced to return to his people, he must try to rediscover the old ways, face the officials who find him a threat, and learn the truth about his fathers death. Michel Noël's vibrant writing brings Nipishish's story — and the ongoing struggle of native communities — to life in this powerful tale.

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Translation and compilation of: Hiver indien, Journal d'un bon a rien and Le coeur sur la braise.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780888996169
Author:
Noel, Michel
Publisher:
Groundwood Books
Translator:
Tanaka, Shelley
Author:
Noël, Michel
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Juvenile
Subject:
Mâetis.
Subject:
Algonquin Indians.
Subject:
Historical - Canada - General
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Canada General
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Series Volume:
PRB 02-32E
Publication Date:
20061131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6 up to 10
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 8.5 oz
Age Level:
12-15

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