Douglas & McIntyre
Stolen From Our Embrace

Book details:

June 1998
ISBN 978-1-55054-661-3
Paperback - Trade
6" x 9"
250 pages
Current Affairs
Social Science / Anthropology
$26.95 CAD

Awards

  • Winner of the BC Book Prize Hubert-Evans Prize for Non-Fiction

Douglas & McIntyre

Stolen From Our Embrace

The Abduction of First Nations Children and the Restoration of Aboriginal Communities

This important and timely book is a balance of the most gruesome elements of assimilation: church-run schools, the child welfare system, survivors of sexual abuse, and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome counter-balanced against heroic stories of children who survived, fought back, and found their way home. Harrowing stories are presented wherever possible in the first person, by Fournier, a journalist, and Crey, a B.C native spokesperson and activist, and a stolen child himself. The final message is optimistic, suggesting that redress and reconciliation could enrich the entire country by creating healthy aboriginal communities.

About the Authors

Ernie Crey

Ernie Crey, executive director of the fisheries program for the Sto:lo Nation, is a long-time political activist on behalf of aboriginal children and families ...

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Suzanne Fournier

Suzanne Fournier is a reporter for the Vancouver Province.

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