The Search for Joyful

The Search for Joyful

Large Print - 2002 | Bookspan large print ed.
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Publisher: New York : Berkley Books, c2002.
Edition: Bookspan large print ed.
ISBN: 9780739424698
Characteristics: 478 p. (large print) ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Freedman, Nancy Mars


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Jan 24, 2016

I didn't find that this book held my interest very well. One particular thing that I felt hard to accept (because my mother lived through this era in Slave Lake), was the modern day usage of the term "First Nation people" (page 38). The time period of this part of the book is during the Second World War. The words most often used at this time were Indian or half-breed. According to the Canadian Encyclopedia, "In 1980, hundreds of chiefs met in Ottawa and used “First Nations” for the first time in their Declaration of the First Nations. In 1982, the National Indian Brotherhood became the Assembly of First Nations, the political voice for First Nations people in Canada."


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