Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing (Hardcover)

Taking Back Our Spirits: Indigenous Literature, Public Policy, and Healing By Jo-Ann Episkenew Cover Image
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From the earliest settler policies to deal with the "Indian problem," to contemporary government-run programs ostensibly designed to help Indigenous people, public policy has played a major role in creating the historical trauma that so greatly impacts the lives of Canada's Aboriginal peoples. Taking Back Our Spirits traces the link between Canadian public policies, the injuries they have inflicted on Indigenous people, and Indigenous literature's ability to heal individuals and communities. Episkenew examines contemporary autobiography, fiction, and drama to reveal how these texts respond to and critique public policy, and how literature functions as "medicine" to help cure the colonial contagion.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780887552502
ISBN-10: 0887552501
Publisher: University of Manitoba Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2019
Pages: 256
Language: English