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Broken Circle The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools

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ISBN-10: 192661366X

ISBN-13: 9781926613666

Edition: 2010

Authors: Theodore Fontaine

List price: $19.95
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Theodore Fontaine lost his family and freedom just after his seventh birthday, when his parents were forced to leave him at an Indian residential school by order of the Roman Catholic Church and the Government of Canada. Twelve years later, he left school frozen at the emotional age of seven. He was confused, angry and conflicted, on a path of self-destruction. At age 29, he emerged from this blackness and began a journey of self-exploration and healing. In this powerful and poignant memoir, Theodore examines the impact of his psychological, emotional and sexual abuse, the loss of his language and culture, and, most important, the loss of his family and community. He goes beyond details of…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Heritage House
Publication date: 10/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

<p class="biography" <b Theodore (Ted) Fontaine</b is a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba. He attended the Fort Alexander Indian Residential School from 1948 until 1958 and the Assiniboia Indian Residential School from 1958 to 1960. He is a regular speaker and media commentator on Indian residential schools and sees himself as not only a survivor, but a victor.</p <p class="biography" Theodore led a mineral exploration crew in the Northwest Territories for a global mining corporation, was chief of the Sagkeeng First Nation from 1979 to 1981, and has worked for the federal Secretary of State Department and the Northwest Territories Region of Indian and Northern…    

Map
Preface
The M�nage
Broken Circle
The Morning Routine
Family Gatherings at the Point
Older Siblings
Early Mornings with Alfred Mann
My Dad, My Hero
Blueberry Days
Wild Rice/Life Lessons
Bush-Camp Adventures
On Whose Authority?
Lessons in Fear
My Language is Ojibway
Friday Fruits
Mind, Body and Soul
Killing the Indian in the Child
Struggling to Succeed
Chubby
From Dachau to Newfoundland to Fort Alexander
Apologies
"Come In, Tci-ga"
Acknowledgements