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Author Merasty, Joseph Auguste, author

Title The education of Augie Merasty : a residential school memoir / Joseph Auguste Merasty with David Carpenter
Published Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2015
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Contents School days, school days -- Hard times -- The passion of sister Felicity -- The loves of Languir and Cameron -- Brotherly love and the fatherland -- Father Lazzardo among the children -- Sisters of the night -- Lepeigne -- Revenge
Summary "Now a retired fisherman and trapper, 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
Subject Merasty, Joseph Auguste -- Childhood and youth.
Cree Indians -- Biography.
Cree Indians -- Education -- Canada.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Carpenter, David, 1941- author
ISBN 0889773696
9780889773691 (pdf)
9780889773707 (html)
Other Titles Augie Merasty