The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir (Hardback)
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The Education of Augie Merasty: A Residential School Memoir (Hardback)

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Hardback 105 Pages / Published: 08/02/2015
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The 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.

Publisher: University of Regina Press
ISBN: 9780889773684
Number of pages: 105
Weight: 172 g
Dimensions: 165 x 107 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A story in which our entire nation has an obscure and dark complicity." -David Carpenter, in his introduction to Residential School Days
"This story of a child is heartbreaking and important. It brings into dramatic focus why we need reconciliation." - James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains

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