Douglas & McIntyre
Where the Pavement Ends

Book details:

May 2008
ISBN 978-1-55365-307-3
Hardcover
6" x 9"
256 pages
Social Science / Anthropology
Canadiana
$36.95 CAD

Awards

  • Nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing
  • Nominated for the Winterset Award
  • Nominated for a Newfoundland & Labrador Book Prize

Douglas & McIntyre

Where the Pavement Ends

Canada's Aboriginal Recovery Movement and the Urgent Need for Reconciliation

An urgent call to make social healing in Aboriginal communities an immediate national priority.


Over the past fifteen years, Canada’s Aboriginal healing community has emerged as a vital and visible force. Creative recovery programs have been established across the country, and international initiatives such as the “Healing Our Spirit Worldwide” gatherings have originated here. The Canadian government has thrown millions of dollars at the issue of addictions, yet alcoholism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, drug abuse and gambling are epidemic today in the lives of Aboriginal people. Where the Pavement Ends is filled with inspiring stories gathered from journalist Marie Wadden’s discussions with activists across Canada who are involved in the Aboriginal healing movement. But the book is also a passionate wake-up call aimed at all Canadians. Existing government policies, Wadden argues, perpetuate the problems that are tearing Aboriginal families and communities apart. We must make social healing in Aboriginal communities an immediate national priority. We must also demand public policy that guarantees First Nations, Inuit and Métis people the right to live as full and equal citizens. In these ways, we can offer true support to these marginalized communities.

About the Author

Marie  Wadden

Marie Wadden

Marie Wadden began her journalism career in 1977 at CBC television in Newfoundland. The following year she took a boat trip along the Labrador coast for ...

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