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Firewater : how alcohol is killing my people (and yours) / Harold R. Johnson.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Legislative Library.

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Legislative Library, Vaughan Street E 78 .C2 Joh (Text) 36970100007923 General Collection Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780889774377 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "Drawing on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory, Harold Johnson challenges readers to change the story we tell ourselves about the drink that goes by many names—booze, hooch, spirits, sauce, and the evocative “firewater.” Confronting the harmful stereotype of the “lazy, drunken Indian,” and rejecting medical, social, and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism, Johnson cries out for solutions, not diagnoses, and shows how alcoholism continues to kill so many. Provocative, irreverent, and keenly aware of the power of stories, Firewater calls for people to make decisions about their communities and their lives on their own terms."-- Publisher's website.
Subject: Indians of North America > Alcohol use > Canada.
Alcoholism > Social aspects > Canada.
Alcoholism > Treatment > Canada.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages > Social aspects > Canada.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages > History.
Spiritual healing.

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