The Education of Augie Merasty

The Education of Augie Merasty

A Residential School Memoir

by David Carpenter and Joseph Auguste Merasty

Hardback Publication Date: 08/02/2015

 
The Education of Augie Merasty offers a courageous and intimate chronicle of life in a residential school. Now a retired fisherman and trapper, Joseph A. (Augie) Merasty was one of an estimated 150,000 First Nations, Inuit, and Metis children who were taken from their families and sent to government-funded, church-run schools, where they were subjected to a policy of "aggressive assimiliation." As Merasty recounts, these schools did more than attempt to mold children in the ways of white society. They were taught to be ashamed of their native heritage and, as he experienced, often suffered physical and sexual abuse. Even as he looks back on this painful part of his childhood, Merasty's generous and authentic voice shines through.
ISBN:
9780889773684
9780889773684
Category:
Memoirs
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-02-2015
Publisher:
University of Regina Press
Country of origin:
Canada
Pages:
105
Dimensions (mm):
165x107x15mm
Weight:
0.17kg

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