Calling Down the Sky

By (author): Rosanna Deerchild

“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.

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Rosanna Deerchild

Rosanna Deerchild is an award-winning Cree author and broadcaster. Her family is from theO-Pipon-Na-Piwin Cree Nation located near South Indian Lake, Manitoba. She has worked for a variety of Indigenous newspapers and major networks for over 16 years, including APTN, CBC Radio, and Global. Her latest poetry collection, “calling down the sky,” published by BookLand Press was shortlisted for the 2016 League of Canadian Poets Pat Lowther Memorial Award, the Manitoba Book Award – Lansdowne Prize for Poetry, and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award. She is a co-founder and a member of the Indigenous Writers Collective of Manitoba. She currently works as the host of Unreserved on CBC Radio One.

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“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.

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
8.5in * 5.5in * 1in
1lb

Published:

October 15, 2015

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Bookland Press

ISBN:

9781772310054

Book Subjects:

POETRY / American / Native American

Featured In:

BIPOC Poets

Poetry

Language:

eng

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