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Honour the Sun
In northern Ontario, dotted along the C.N.R. line, are many small, isolated, Native communities. A long time ago, some of them had been trading posts and had attracted past generations of Indian people from different reserves. Among them, were those people who had intermarried and had never returned to their respective reserves. In Honour the Sun, Ruby Slipperjack creates ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Pemmican Pubns
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Really good book I loved the writting style, the story was well crafted and told through the thoughts of 10 to 16 year old. So strange reading about how people in these small northern Canadian towns live even during the 60s seems more like a life one would experience in the 20s. I think the book is focused towards a more YA audience but some things that happen are a little hard or depressing to read especially from that view point, assaults, alcoholism, animal deaths etc.
Ruby Slipperjack was born in Whitewater Lake, Ontario, where she was raised on traditional stories and crafts. Slipperjack attended Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie and high school in Thunder Bay, Ontario. She earned her B.A. and B.Ed. from Lakehead University in 1989. Slipperjack is also an accomplished painter. Ruby is from the Fort Hope Indian Band in Ontario. Currently, she is ...more