Call Me Indian: From the Trauma of Residential School to Becoming the NHL's First Treaty Indigenous Player

Sasakamoose, F.
In his autobiography, Fred Saskamoose, one of Canada’s first Indigenous professional hockey players, details his childhood as a student at a residential school, the resilience he develops growing up on a reserve, his hockey career with the NHL, his successes and failures and attempts to find a work-life balance, his desire to return to the land and people he loves and respects, and how he ultimately sacrifices his hockey career to return home. This highly engaging account examines the politics of hockey recruitment, the treatment of Indigenous People, entitlements of land ownership, treatment of children at residential schools, and the benefits of volunteerism and activism.
Indigenous, Novel
English Language Arts
  • 8-12

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