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Invisible north : the search for answers on a troubled reserve

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    When freelance journalist Alexandra Shimo arrives in Kashechewan, a fly-in, northern Ontario reserve, to investigate rumours of a fabricated water crisis and document its deplorable living conditions, she finds herself drawn into the troubles of the reserve. Unable to cope with the desperate conditions, she begins to fall apart.

    A moving tribute to the power of hope and resilience, Invisible North is an intimate portrait of a place that pushes everyone to their limits. Part memoir, part history of the Canadian reserves, Shimo offers an expansive exploration and unorthodox take on many of the First Nation issues that dominate the news today, including the suicide crises, murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, Treaty rights, Native sovereignty, and deep poverty.

    Globe and Mail 100: Best Books of 2016 • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016
    2017 RBC Taylor Prize — Longlisted
    2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction — Shortlisted
    2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted

    Original Publisher: Toronto, Dundurn
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781459722927, 1459722922