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Calling down the sky

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    2015
    Summary:

    "Calling Down the Sky" is a poetry collection that describes deep personal experiences and post generational effects of the Canadian Aboriginal Residential School confinements in the 1950's when thousands of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children were placed in these schools against their parents' wishes. Many were forbidden to speak their language and practice their own culture. The author portrays how the ongoing impact of the residential schools problem has been felt throughout generations and has contributed to social problems that continue to exist today.

    Contents:
    • Mama's testament : truth and reconciliation
    • Two braids
    • Mama loves country
    • Confession
    • Things I know about my mother as a child
    • Mama leaves
    • The first time
    • Blanket
    • The second time
    • Over tea
    • Mama's voice
    • What is carried
    • On the first day
    • Number 105
    • Sister rose
    • Feast
    • Bread crumbs
    • Runaway
    • Windows
    • The silent
    • In confession
    • Calling down the sky
    • Nihithawan
    • Rosary
    • The last supper
    • Hidden traps
    • Trapland
    • What is passed
    • The faceless woman
    • Jukebox
    • Guy Hill: August 4, 2012
    • Guy Hill: the returning of souls
    • Memorials
    • Things I know about my mother as an adult
    • When I think of mama in residential school
    • A gift of memories
    • Naming ceremony
    • Mama's name
    Original Publisher: Markham, Ontario, BookLand Press
    Language(s): English