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Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh = Raised somewhere else : a 60s Scoop adoptee's story of coming home / Colleen Cardinal ; foreword by Raven Sinclair.

Cardinal, Colleen, (author.). Sinclair, Raven, (writer of foreword.).
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Location: Fennell STACKS E78.C2 .C373 2018
Barcode: 30731101234502
Status: Available

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  • ISBN: 9781773630205
  • ISBN: 1773630202
  • Physical Description: v, 207 pages : illustration ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba ; Roseway Publishing, an imprint of Fernwood Publishing, [2018]

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Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"During the 60s Scoop, over 20,000 Indigenous children in Canada were removed from their biological families, lands and culture and trafficked across provinces, borders and overseas to be raised in non-Indigenous households. Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh--Raised Somewhere Else delves into the personal and provocative narrative of Colleen Cardinal's journey growing up in a non-Indigenous household as a 60s Scoop adoptee. Cardinal speaks frankly and intimately about instances of violence and abuse throughout her life, but this book is not a story of tragedy. It is a story of empowerment, reclamation and, ultimately, personal reconciliation. It is a form of Indigenous resistance through truth-telling, a story that informs the narrative on missing and murdered Indigenous women, colonial violence, racism and the Indigenous child welfare system."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Cardinal, Colleen.
Indigenous children > Canada > Biography.
Adopted children > Canada > Biography.
Native children > Canada > Biography.
Native children > Canada.