Maggie Blackbird

Romancing Canada's Indigenous People

Today’s Throwback Thursday is an Author Alert of one of my fave writers: the late great Richard Wagamese.

Maggie Blackbird

alert Heads Up!

If you enjoy First Nations literary and non-fiction, I highly recommend the works by Richard Wagamese.  My dad introduced me to this author a couple of years ago when he gave me Richard’s For Joshua:  A Native Father Teaches his Son for Christmas–a novel about what occurred to Richard as a result of the “sixties scoop.”

The memoir takes the reader through Richard’s life, from being placed in care at the age of three through the Child Welfare System to his escape from his adoptive family at the age of sixteen.  His journey of finding where he belongs takes the reader all over Canada as Richard attempts to come to terms with his life and what happened to him.  As he recounts his life, he provides lessons he hopes his son will use.

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