Richard Wagamese Selected

A new curated collection of Richard Wagamese's short writings.

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 177162275X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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A new curated collection of Richard Wagamese's short writings.
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Richard Wagamese Selected

Drawing from Wagamese’s essays and columns, along with preserved social media and blog posts, this beautifully designed volume is a tribute to Wagamese’s literary legacy.

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781771622769

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Richard Wagamese, one of Canada’s most celebrated Indigenous authors and storytellers, was a writer of breathtaking honesty and inspiration. Always striving to be a better, stronger person, Wagamese shared his journey through writing, encouraging others to do the same. Following the success of Embers, which has sold almost seventy thousand copies since its release in 2016, this new collection of Wagamese’s non-fiction works, with an introduction by editor Drew Hayden Taylor, brings together more of the prolific author’s short writings, many for the first time in print, and celebrates his ability to inspire. Drawing from Wagamese’s essays and columns, along with preserved social media and blog posts, this beautifully designed volume is a tribute to Wagamese’s literary legacy.
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Embers

Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese's most personal volume to date.

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 9781771621342

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 140

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"Life sometimes is hard. There are challenges. There are difficulties. There is pain. As a younger man I sought to avoid them and only ever caused myself more of the same. These days I choose to face life head on—and I have become a comet. I arc across the sky of my life and the harder times are the friction that lets the worn and tired bits drop away. It's a good way to travel; eventually I will wear away all resistance until all there is left of me is light. I can live towards that end." —Richard Wagamese, Embers In this carefully curated selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe, drawing inspiration from working in the bush—sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter as well as the smudge ceremony to bring him closer to the Creator. Embers is perhaps Richard Wagamese's most personal volume to date. Honest, evocative and articulate, he explores the various manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality and spirituality—concepts many find hard to express. But for Wagamese, spirituality is multifaceted. Within these pages, readers will find hard-won and concrete wisdom on how to feel the joy in the everyday things. Wagamese does not seek to be a teacher or guru, but these observations made along his own journey to become, as he says, "a spiritual bad-ass," make inspiring reading.
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Challenging Stories

Simon wanted students to understand the systemic racism Indigenous Canadians deal with and chose five books written by Anishnabe author Richard Wagamese. In selecting five books, Simon gave students the opportunity to self-select a book ...

Author: Anne Burke

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551309736

Category: Education

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How can Canadian educators begin to instill cultural sensitivity and social awareness in elementary and secondary school students? This vital text attempts to answer that question by bringing together literacy scholars and practicing teachers in a unique cross-Canadian exploration of children’s literature and social justice. Through reflection on the experience of teaching with various Canadian texts including picture books, novels, and graphic novels, the contributors behind Challenging Stories create a “pedagogy of discomfort” that will encourage both educators and their students to develop critical literacy skills. The compelling contributions to this collection highlight the complexities of teaching with texts that address issues of discrimination, historical marginalization, colonialism, racial and gender intolerance, sexual orientation, language, and cultural diversity. The authors offer first-hand insight into the possibilities and challenges of implementing curricular and pedagogical changes to promote equity and social justice in the classroom. Featuring the stories of participating teachers and an annotated bibliography of children’s literature, this invaluable resource will prove to be essential reading for current and future educators.
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The Learning Circle

... Beatrice Culleton Ruby Slipperjack Harry Robinson Louise Halfe Eden Robinson Brian Maracle Richard Wagamese Beth Cuthand Richard Van Camp Pauline Johnson Students may choose any other First Nations author to complete this exercise .

Author: H. A. McCue

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112045247407

Category: Activity programs in education

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Thematic units that give simple but effective exercises, projects and activities to teach about Canada's First Nations.
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Starlight

The final novel from Richard Wagamese, centres on an abused woman on the run who finds refuge and then redemption on a farm run by an Indigenous man with wounds of his own.

Author: Richard Wagamese

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ISBN: 077107087X

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From the beloved, bestselling author of Indian Horse and Medicine Walk, Richard Wagamese's final novel is a rapturous and profoundly moving story of love, compassion, mercy, and the consolations to be found in the natural world. Frank Starlight has long settled into a quiet life working his remote farm, occasionally venturing into the unbroken country around his property to photograph the wild animals who thrive there. His contemplative existence comes to an abrupt end with the arrival of Emmy, a woman on the run who has committed a desperate act so she and her child can escape a life of abuse. Frank takes in Emmy and her daughter to help them get back on their feet, and, gradually, this accidental family grows into a real one. But Emmy's violent ex-boyfriend isn't content to just let her go. He wants revenge and is determined to hunt her down. An instant national bestseller, Starlight was unfinished at the time of Richard Wagamese's death, yet every page radiates with his masterful storytelling, intense humanism, and insights that are as hard-earned as they are beautiful. With astonishing scenes set in the rugged backcountry of the B.C. Interior, and characters whose scars cut deep even as their journey toward healing and forgiveness lifts us, Starlight is a magnificent last gift to readers from a writer who believed in the power of stories to save us.
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We Have a Commonalty and a Common Dream

The selected novels , Keeper ' N Me by Richard Wagamese , Ravensong by Lee Maracle , Green Grass , Running Water by Thomas King , The Death of Bernadette Lefthand by Ron Querry , Bone Game by Louis Owens and The Grass Dancer by Susan ...

Author: Isabel Schneider

Publisher: Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631331479

Category: Literary Criticism

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Born out of the clash between oral traditions and Western literary standards, Native American fiction has grown into a unique and distinct art form. Aboriginal writers merge native and non-native elements and talk to a multicultural audience. Based on six novels published in 1993/94, the author illustrates the individual differences and the common ground existing among contemporary indigenous writers. Their fiction deals with concurrent themes, issues and characters, addressing questions of identity, belonging and 'Nativeness' in the modern world. Presenting heroes who move back and forth between the two cultures and create their own individual lifestyles, the novelsdeconstruct stereotypes and define Native American identity in new ways which reflect the reality of modern indigenous life in North America.
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Aboriginal Canada Revisited

Garnet Raven , the young Ojibway protagonist of Richard Wagamese's novel Keeper'n Me ( 1994 ) , subversively sums up ... In the course of the postmodern / poststructuralist crisis of representation , this link between specific modes of ...

Author: Kerstin Knopf

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776617763

Category: Literary Criticism

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Exploring a variety of topics—including health, politics, education, art, literature, media, and film—Aboriginal Canada Revisited draws a portrait of the current political and cultural position of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples. While lauding improvements made in the past decades, the contributors draw attention to the systemic problems that continue to marginalize Aboriginal people within Canadian society. From the Introduction: “[This collection helps] to highlight areas where the colonial legacy still takes its toll, to acknowledge the manifold ways of Aboriginal cultural expression, and to demonstrate where Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people are starting to find common ground.” Contributors include Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal scholars from Europe and Canada, including Marlene Atleo, University of Manitoba; Mansell Griffin, Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, British Columbia; Robert Harding, University College of the Fraser Valley; Tricia Logan, University of Manitoba; Steffi Retzlaff, McMaster University; Siobhán Smith, University of British Columbia; Barbara Walberg, Confederation College.
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Iskwewak Kah Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak

My re-reading of selected 20th-century history reveals “Indian” residential schools to be “indoctrination camps” that ... Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing14 and Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse15 are two contemporary ...

Author: Janice Acoose

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9780889615762

Category: Canadian literature

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Now in its second edition, this groundbreaking work of literary and cultural criticism analyzes representations of Indigenous women in Canadian literature. By deconstructing stereotypical images of the “Indian princess” and “easy squaw,” Janice Acoose calls attention to the racist and sexist depictions of Indigenous women in popular literature. Blending personal narrative and literary criticism, this revised edition draws a strong connection between the persistent negative cultural attitudes fostered by those stereotypical representations and the missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. Acoose decolonizes written English by interweaving her own story with reflections on the self-determination of her female ancestors and by highlighting influential Indigenous female writers who have resisted cultural stereotypes and reclaimed the literary field as their own. This important text urges both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to move beyond words to challenge the harmful attitudes that condone violence against Indigenous women. Thoroughly updated and featuring new photographs, questions for critical thought, and a discussion of Indigenous women’s literary voices that have emerged in the past twenty years, the second edition of Iskwewak is an invaluable resource for students and teachers of Indigenous studies, women’s studies, and literature.
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One Native Life

Richard Wagamese. rIc harD Wa gaMes e is an Ojibway from the Wabasseemoong First Nation, in northwestern Ontario. He is the author of four novels: ... lives outside Kamloops, British Columbia. Selected as one of the Globe & Mail's Top 100.

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: D & M Publishers

ISBN: 1926685768

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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One Native Life is a look back down the road Richard Wagamese has traveled — from childhood abuse to adult alcoholism — in reclaiming his identity. It’s about what he has learned as a human being, a man, and an Ojibway in his 52 years on Earth. Whether he’s writing about playing baseball, running away with the circus, making bannock, or attending a sacred bundle ceremony, these are stories told in a healing spirit. Through them, Wagamese shows readers how to appreciate life for the journey it is.
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Policy Belief and Practice in the Secondary English Classroom

So they might get a list of eight titles and they select one of those to be their novel study and then there's three ... In Millennium, they had recently changed and now taught Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (2012) , about a young, ...

Author: Bethan Marshall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025998

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Studies of comparative classroom practice in the teaching of secondary English are limited, especially when it comes to exploration of the day-to-day practice of English teachers in the secondary classroom. This book presents a case study analysis of secondary classroom practice in three countries: Canada, England and Scotland. Each country has had different degrees of state involvement within the secondary English curriculum over the last twenty years. England has had the highest degree of state involvement in that it has had several statutory national curricula and a variety of assessment regimes. Scotland has had a non- statutory curriculum and no national tests and Canada has had no national curriculum at all, with education being determined at province level, and each province varying its policies. The research adopts a case study approach involving both classroom observation and interviews with teachers. Through this, the authors explore the impact of state involvement on the reality of what happens in secondary English classrooms. The book invites readers to consider the applicability of the findings to their own contexts, to examine their own practice in the light of this and to consider the nature of the relationships between policy, personal belief and practice in the teaching of English.
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That s Raven Talk

“'Bring[ing] Them Back from the Inside Out': Coming Home through Story in Richard Wagamese's Keeper ”n Me.” In Gingell, Textualizing Orature and Orality, ... Selected and translated by Annette Lavers. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972.

Author: Mareike Neuhaus

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 9780889772335

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Annotation A reading strategy for orality in North American Indigenous literatures that is grounded in Indigenous linquistic traditions.
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Learn Teach Challenge

... Marilyn Dumont (Metis), Richard Wagamese (Anishinaabe), Paul Seesequasis (Metis-Cree), Robert Warrior (Osage), ... Finding reflections of their own lives in the selected readings empowers students when they see how Indigenous ...

Author: Deanna Reder

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9781771121873

Category: Social Science

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This is a collection of classic and newly commissioned essays about the study of Indigenous literatures in North America. The contributing scholars include some of the most venerable Indigenous theorists, among them Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe), Jeannette Armstrong (Okanagan), Craig Womack (Creek), Kimberley Blaeser (Anishinaabe), Emma LaRocque (Métis), Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee), Janice Acoose (Saulteaux), and Jo-Ann Episkenew (Métis). Also included are settler scholars foundational to the field, including Helen Hoy, Margery Fee, and Renate Eigenbrod. Among the newer voices are both settler and Indigenous theorists such as Sam McKegney, Keavy Martin, and Niigaanwewidam Sinclair. The volume is organized into five subject areas: Position, the necessity of considering where you come from and who you are; Imagining Beyond Images and Myths, a history and critique of circulating images of Indigenousness; Debating Indigenous Literary Approaches; Contemporary Concerns, a consideration of relevant issues; and finally Classroom Considerations, pedagogical concerns particular to the field. Each section is introduced by an essay that orients the reader and provides ideological context. While anthologies of literary criticism have focused on specific issues related to this burgeoning field, this volume is the first to offer comprehensive perspectives on the subject.
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Transcultural Ecocriticism

... 25 Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse (Madeira Park: Douglas and McIntyre, 2012), 7. 26 Bill Reid, 'The Spirit of Haida Gwaii', in Solitary Raven: The Selected Writings of Bill Reid, ed. Robert Bringhurst (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, ...

Author: Stuart Cooke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350121652

Category: Literary Criticism

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Bringing together decolonial, Romantic and global literature perspectives, Transcultural Ecocriticism explores innovative new directions for the field of environmental literary studies. By examining these literatures across a range of geographical locations and historical periods – from Romantic period travel writing to Chinese science fiction and Aboriginal Australian poetry – the book makes a compelling case for the need for ecocriticism to competently translate between Indigenous and non-Indigenous, planetary and local, and contemporary and pre-modern perspectives. Leading scholars from Australasia and North America explore links between Indigenous knowledges, Romanticism, globalisation, avant-garde poetics and critical theory in order to chart tensions as well as affinities between these discourses in a variety of genres of environmental representation, including science fiction, poetry, colonial natural history and oral narrative.
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Translating Canada

The selection of foreign texts and the development of translation strategies can establish peculiarly domestic canons ... Eden Robinson, Richard Wagamese, and Richard Van Camp—raises hopes that the fixed frames of reference with which a ...

Author: Luise von Flotow

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 9780776618548

Category: Literary Criticism

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In the last thirty years of the twentieth century, Canadian federal governments offered varying degrees of support for literary and other artistic endeavour. A corollary of this patronage of culture at home was an effort to make the resulting works available for audiences elsewhere in the world. Current developments in the study of translation and its influence as cultural transfer have made possible new assessments of such efforts to project a national image abroad. Translating Canada examines cultural materials exported by Canada in addition to those selected for acquisition by German publishers, theatres, and other culture brokers. It also considers the motivations of particular translators and the reception by German reviewers of works by a wide variety of Canadian writers -- novelists and poets, playwrights and children's authors, literary and social critics. Above all, the book maps for its readers a number of significant, though frequently unsuspected, roles that translation assumes in the intercultural negotiation of national images and values. The chapters in this collection will be of value to students, teachers, and scholars in a number of fields. Informed lay readers, too, will appreciate the authors’ insights into the different ways in which translation has contributed to German reception of Canadian books and culture.
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One Drum

One Drum welcomes readers to unite in ceremony to heal themselves and bring harmony to their lives and communities. In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, “I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist.

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781771622301

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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“The most profound truth in the universe is this: that we are all one drum and we need each other.” —Richard Wagamese, One Drum Fans of Richard Wagamese’s writing will be heartened by the news that the bestselling author left behind a manuscript he’d been working on until shortly before his death in 2017. One Drum welcomes readers to unite in ceremony to heal themselves and bring harmony to their lives and communities. In One Drum, Wagamese wrote, “I am not a shaman. Nor am I an elder, a pipe carrier, or a celebrated traditionalist. I am merely one who has trudged the same path many of this human family has—the path of the seeker, called forward by a yearning I have not always understood.” One Drum draws from the foundational teachings of Ojibway tradition, the Grandfather Teachings. Focusing specifically on the lessons of humility, respect and courage, the volume contains simple ceremonies that anyone anywhere can do, alone or in a group, to foster harmony and connection. Wagamese believed that there is a shaman in each of us, and we are all teachers and in the world of the spirit there is no right way or wrong way. Writing of neglect, abuse and loss of identity, Wagamese recalled living on the street, going to jail, drinking too much, feeling rootless and afraid, and then the feeling of hope he gained from connecting with the spiritual ways of his people. He expressed the belief that ceremony has the power to unify and to heal for people of all backgrounds. “When that happens,” he wrote, “we truly become one song and one drum beating together in a common purpose—and we are on the path to being healed.”
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Ragged Company

Richard Wagamese. “Can it do movies like Granite's" “Yes ... Mr. Pierre had called downstairs for someone to bring us a big selection of soaps, shampoos, deodorants, toothpastes, razors, and bath oils. While we waited, a man from a shop ...

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780307372635

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Four chronically homeless people–Amelia One Sky, Timber, Double Dick and Digger–seek refuge in a warm movie theatre when a severe Arctic Front descends on the city. During what is supposed to be a one-time event, this temporary refuge transfixes them. They fall in love with this new world, and once the weather clears, continue their trips to the cinema. On one of these outings they meet Granite, a jaded and lonely journalist who has turned his back on writing “the same story over and over again” in favour of the escapist qualities of film, and an unlikely friendship is struck. A found cigarette package (contents: some unsmoked cigarettes, three $20 bills, and a lottery ticket) changes the fortune of this struggling set. The ragged company discovers they have won $13.5 million, but none of them can claim the money for lack proper identification. Enlisting the help of Granite, their lives, and fortunes, become forever changed. Ragged Company is a journey into both the future and the past. Richard Wagamese deftly explores the nature of the comforts these friends find in their ideas of “home,” as he reconnects them to their histories.
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Equals and Partners

413 *** Another selection from Speaking My Truth, “Returning to Harmony” by the late well-known Ojibwe writer Richard Wagamese, impacted me greatly and clearly describes intergenerational trauma. The child of residential school 293 ...

Author: Patricia Verge

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781525518676

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Canada is poised to reconcile its centuries-long fraught history with Indigenous peoples and to establish justice. What fundamental spiritual principles should guide this challenging process and bring together peoples who have been separated for so long? In this part-memoir, part-scholarly work, Patricia Verge records her decades-long friendship with the Stoney Nakoda Nation in southern Alberta. She explores how her spiritual journey has been intimately entwined with service among Indigenous people and confronts her own ignorance of the true history of Canada, taking for her guidance this quote from the writings of the Bahá’í Faith: “a massive dose of truth must be administered to heal.” An engaging and timely work, Equals and Partners is ultimately a story of love and commitment to the principle of the oneness of humanity.
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Dream Wheels

Richard Wagamese. on the easy flow of language and talk. Birch could always get him going effortlessly, and through the years had reciprocated in kind so that Golec knew for a fact that there was a man in his corner that he could trust ...

Author: Richard Wagamese

Publisher: Anchor Canada

ISBN: 9780385673761

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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From the acclaimed author of Keeper’n Me and For Joshua, Dream Wheels is a vital and unsparing novel from one of the most fascinating voices in Canadian writing. Joe Willie Wolfchild is on the verge of becoming a World Champion rodeo cowboy when a legendary bull cripples him. At the same time, in the same city, Claire Hartley is brutally assaulted and her 14-year-old son, Aiden, is critically injured during a burglary. The young Ojibway-Sioux man, the black single mother and her mulatto son find their lives irrevocably changed. Joe Willie, a rodeo cowboy since he was a child, smolders in angry silence over a deformed left arm and a limp that make it impossible for him to compete. Claire, a victim of numerous bad relationships, withdraws from men and swears a bitter celibacy. Aiden gains notoriety among his criminal peers and slips into a self-destructive spiral of drugs and violence. Eager to find a place for her son to channel his explosive energies, Claire brings Aiden to a rodeo camp run by the Wolfchild family, where he is drawn to bull riding and proves to be a stunning natural. But Joe Willie refuses to have anything to do with the camp, remaining an aloof, mysterious presence to Claire and the boy. Birch Wolfchild, Joe Willie’s father, sees the potential for Aiden to become a champion and for his son to heal himself, if they can move beyond anger to forge a partnership. Claire’s and Joe Willie’s wounds bring them together in a surprising romance, and beneath it all is Birch Wolfchild’s tale of the changing of the life of the Indian cowboy. Dream Wheels is a story about change. Moving from the Wild West Shows of the late 1880s to the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas to a lush valley in the mountains, it tells the story of a people’s journey, a family’s vision, a man’s reawakening, a woman’s recovery, and a boy’s emergence to manhood.
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Babies without Borders

Wagamese, Richard. One Native Life. ... Weil, Richard. 'International Adoptions: The Quiet Migration.' International Migration Review 18.2 (Summer 1984): 276–93. ... '“Un Nino de Cualquier Color”: Race and Nation 188 Selected Bibliography.

Author: Karen Dubinsky

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814720936

Category: History

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While international adoptions have risen in the public eye and recent scholarship has covered transnational adoption from Asia to the U.S., adoptions between North America and Latin America have been overshadowed and, in some cases, forgotten. In this nuanced study of adoption, Karen Dubinsky expands the historical record while she considers the political symbolism of children caught up in adoption and migration controversies in Canada, the United States, Cuba, and Guatemala. Babies without Borders tells the interrelated stories of Cuban children caught in Operation Peter Pan, adopted Black and Native American children who became icons in the Sixties, and Guatemalan children whose “disappearance” today in transnational adoption networks echoes their fate during the country’s brutal civil war. Drawing from archival research as well as from her critical observations as an adoptive parent, Dubinsky moves debates around transnational adoption beyond the current dichotomy—the good of “humanitarian rescue,” against the evil of “imperialist kidnap.” Integrating the personal with the scholarly, Babies without Borders exposes what happens when children bear the weight of adult political conflicts.
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