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Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout

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Based on a deposition signed by 14 Chiefs of the Thompson River basin on the occasion of a visit to their lands by Canadian Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier in 1910, Ernestine Shuswap Gets Her Trout is a ritualized retelling of how the Native Peoples of British Columbia lost their fishing, hunting and grazing rights, their lands, and finally their language without their ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 15th 2005 by Talonbooks (first published September 1st 2005)
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
It's a beautiful read; I will need time to parse it more fully, and really sit with it, but the characters were so rich and the story was so interwoven and just intensely crafted? I would love to see it performed, because I think the nuances and tensions would come across way more, but it's still an incredible piece of art to just read and I strongly encourage you to read it.
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Every play gets better!
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Shelves: drama, indigenous
Brilliant and timely! Would love to see this play produced--with all the lighting and sound effects Tomson prescribes it would be gripping.
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Picked up this book for free at buyback. I had read a novel by highway in class.
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In the six decades since he was born in a tent in the bush of northernmost Manitoba, Tomson Highway has traveled many paths and been called by many names. Residential school survivor, classical pianist, social worker and, since the 1980s, playwright, librettist, novelist and children's author.

He is fluent in French, English and his native Cree. In 1994 he was invested as a Member of the Order of
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