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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 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 180 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
  • Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Kayas : a long time ago -- How alcohol is killing my people -- Letters from our scouts, the artists -- Niyak : for the future.
Summary, etc.: "In a passionate call to action, Harold Johnson, Cree trapper and Crown Prosecutor, examines alcohol--its history, its myths, and its devastating impact on his community. Confronting what he calls a crime against humanity--one in every two will die an alcohol-related death in northern communities--Johnson refuses to be silent any longer. Asserting that the "lazy, drunken Indian" story is a root cause of the alcohol problems, Johnson sets out to recast the narrative of his people, urging them to reject this racist description of who they are. In plain, frank language, Johnson calls on traditional stories, spirituality, and medical research for guidance. He also enlists the support of Indigenous artists and leaders, including contributions from Richard Van Camp and Tracey Lindberg. Written specifically for the people of Treaty 6, Firewater is relevant to anyone struggling with alcohol. A graduate of Harvard Law School and the author of six books, Harold R. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives in La Ronge, Saskatchewan."-- Provided by publisher.
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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