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- DescriptionThe Education of Augie Merasty offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school. Now a retired fisherman and trapper, Joseph A. (Augie) Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of aggressive assimiliation. As Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. Even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's generous and authentic voice shines through.
- Author BiographyDavid Carpenter, a former university teacher, is a fiction writer and essayist. Courting Saskatchewan, won the Saskatchewan Book Award for nonfiction in 1997. In 2000 he published his first book of poetry, Trout Stream Creed.
- Author(s)Joseph Auguste Merasty
- PublisherUniversity of Regina Press
- Date of Publication08/02/2015
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationRegina
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintUniversity of Regina Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight172 g
- Width107 mm
- Height165 mm
- Spine15 mm
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