9781553653127

One Native Life

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  • ISBN13:

    9781553653127

  • ISBN10:

    1553653122

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-07-14
  • Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre Ltd

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Summary

A Few Years Back, Richard Wagamese moved from the city to a cabin in British Columbia's high country. His strolls to a nearby lake became a morning ritual, and in the crisp mountain air he felt a peace he'd seldom experienced. Abused and abandoned as a kid, he'd grown up thinking there was nowhere he belonged. His past was all around him on his morning walks, he discovered, but this time what surfaced were the moments of joy and contentment.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Ahki (Earth)p. 5
The Language of Fishermenp. 9
Riding with the Cartwrightsp. 13
The Kissp. 16
In Apache Territoryp. 19
The Flag on the Mountainp. 22
The Way to Arcturusp. 26
Upside Down and Backwardsp. 30
Bringing in the Sheavesp. 34
My Nine-Volt Heartp. 38
Wood Ducksp. 41
Freeing the Pikep. 45
My Friend Shanep. 49
Chasing Ricky Larkp. 53
Taking Flightp. 57
A Kindred Spiritp. 60
Running after Werezakp. 64
Ishskwaday (Fire)p. 69
Lemon Pie with Muhammad Alip. 73
Up from the Pavementp. 77
The Tabletop TVp. 81
Ferris Wheelp. 84
The Questionp. 87
A Hand on the Lid of the Worldp. 91
A Dream of Languagep. 94
Driving Thunder Roadp. 98
Ways of Seeingp. 102
On the Roadp. 105
The Night John Lennon Diedp. 108
The Kid Who Couldn't Dancep. 112
Nibi (Water)p. 117
Being Buffalo Cloudp. 121
Making Bannockp. 125
The Birth and Death of Super Injunp. 129
The Country between Usp. 133
Learning Ojibwayp. 137
The Animal Peoplep. 141
Finding the Old Onesp. 144
Man Walking by the Crooked Waterp. 148
A Raven Talep. 151
Shooting Trudeaup. 155
The Medicine Wheelp. 159
Coming to Beedahbunp. 162
Thunder Teachingsp. 165
Vanishing Pointsp. 168
The Beetle Treesp. 171
Ufosp. 175
Two Skunksp. 178
Bringing Back the Living Roomp. 182
Butterfly Teachingsp. 186
To Love This Countryp. 190
Firekeeperp. 193
Ceremonyp. 197
The Sharing Circlep. 200
Stripping It Downp. 204
Ishpiming (Universe)p. 207
Neighboursp. 211
The Doep. 215
Rules for Radicalsp. 218
Scarsp. 222
My Left Armp. 226
Plantingp. 230
Wind Is the Carrier of Songp. 233
All the Mornings of the Worldp. 237
The Forest, Not the Treesp. 240
Living Legendsp. 244
Playing with Your Eyes Closedp. 247
What It Comes to Meanp. 250
Walking the Territoryp. 254
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