From Bear Rock Mountain: The Life and Times of a Dene Residential School Survivor
This engaging memoir details the experiences of Antoine Mountain, who was taken from his community in the Northwest Territories at seven and sent to a residential school, where he lived for twelve years. He explores the abuse and treatment at the school, the impacts of this experience, and his journey to heal and reconnect with his Dene nation. Written in vignettes with stories, poetry, cultural tales, photographs and images of his art work, this memoir is suitable for independent reading, literature circles, discussions, and creative writing projects to explore issues of residential schools, abuse, addiction, alcoholism, suicide, social justice, and indigeneity. Social considerations noted. Teacher pre-reading recommended.
English Language Arts