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The Resource Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod

Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod

Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age
Title
Mamaskatch
Title remainder
a Cree coming of age
Statement of responsibility
Darrel J. McLeod
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author recounts his childhood growing up in the tiny village of Smith, Alberta. His mother, Bertha, shared narratives of their culture, their family and the cruelty that she and her sisters endured in residential school. Bertha taught Darrel to be proud of his heritage. But in a series of tragic events, Darrel's mother became unstable, and their home life became chaotic. Sweet and innocent by nature, Darrel struggled to maintain his grades, while changing homes many times, witnessing violence, caring for his younger siblings and suffering abuse at the hands of his surrogate father. Then, his older brother's gender transition provoked Darrel to deeply question his own sexual identity. The fractured narrative of Mamaskatch mirrors Bertha's attempts to reckon with the trauma and abuse she faced in her own life, and captures an intensely moving portrait of a family of strong personalities, deep ties and the shared history that both binds and haunts them
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McLeod, Darrel
Dewey number
305.897323071231092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
FNMI
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLeod, Darrel
  • McLeod, Darrel
  • Cree Indians
  • Smith (Alta.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
228 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781771622004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1898570
  • 883137
Label
Mamaskatch : a Cree coming of age, Darrel J. McLeod
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
228 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781771622004
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1898570
  • 883137

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