Thursday, November 5, 2009

As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School



As Long as the Rivers Flow: A Last Summer before Residential School
y Larry Loyie with Constance Brissenden

Illustrated by Heather D. Holmlund

CDN $12.95/U.S. $8.95.

Size: 7 ¼ x 10, 40 pp, ages 9 and up. Paperback. ISBN 0-88899-696-9

To order a book: Distributed in Canada by HarperCollins Canada. Tel: 416-321-2241/1-800-387-0117. Fax: 416-321-3033/1-800-668-5788. Distributed in the U.S. by Publishers Group West (PGW), 1 (800) 788-3123. Also available from GoodMinds.com , a Native-owned distributor of First Nations/Metis/Inuit books.
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Here's the blurb:

From the 1880s for almost 100 years, the education of First Nations children was taken on by various churches, in government-sponsored residential schools. Children were forcibly taken from their families in order to erase their traditional languages and cultures.

As Long as the Rivers Flow is the story of Larry Loyie's last summer before entering residential school. It is a time of learning and adventure. He cares for an abandoned baby owl and watches his grandmother make winter moccasins. He helps the family prepare for a hunting and gathering trip.


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