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One Night by Melanie Florence

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC One Night Luna Begay is as studious and serious about her Aboriginal heritage as her sister Issy is outgoing and fun When Issy convinces Luna to go with her to a party full of rich kids Luna is surprised to end up talking with Jon who is charming sophisticated and very good looking But the night turns bad when Jon drugs and rapes Luna .

Feeling guilty and ashamed that she will be perceived as an Indian slut Luna doesn t tell anyone and remains in denial until Issy figures out that Luna is pregnant Knowing that her decisions will affect her parents and Issy as much as her own future Luna has to work out how to deal with the consequences of that one night and she has to do it fast

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Canada s residential school system for aboriginal young people is now recognized as a grievous historic wrong committed against First Nations Metis and Inuit peoples This book documents this subject in a format that will give all young people access to this painful part of Canadian history br br In the Gradual Civilization Act was passed by the Legislature of the Province of Canada with the aim of assimilating First Nations people In Prime Minister Sir John A Macdonald commissioned the Report on Industrial Schools for Indians and Half Breeds This report led to native residential schools across Canada First Nations and Inuit children aged seven to fifteen years old were taken from their families sometimes by force and sent to residential schools where they were made to abandon their culture They were dressed in uniforms their hair was cut they were forbidden to speak their native language and they were often subjected to physical and psychological abuse The schools were run by the churches and funded by the federal government br br About aboriginal children went to residential schools across Canada br br The last federally funded residential school closed in in Saskatchewan The horrors that many children endured at residential schools did not go away It took decades for people to speak out but with the support of the Assembly of First Nations and Inuit organizations former residential school students took the federal government and the churches to court Their cases led to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement the largest class action settlement in Canadian history In Prime Minister Harper formally apologized to former native residential school students for the atrocities they suffered and the role the government played in setting up the school system The agreement included the Truth and Reconciliation Commission which has since worked to document this experience and toward reconciliation br br Through historical photographs documents and first person narratives from First Nations Inuit and Metis people who survived residential schools this book offers an account of the injustice of this period in Canadian history It documents how this official racism was confronted and finally acknowledged, Juggling soccer school friends and family leaves John with little time for anything else But one day at the local community center following the sound of drums he stumbles into an Indigenous dance class Before he knows what s happening John finds himself stumbling through beginner classes with a bunch of little girls skipping soccer practice and letting his other responsibilities slide When he attends a pow wow and witnesses a powerful performance he realizes that he wants to be a dancer more than anything But the nearest class for boys is at the Native Cultural Center in the city and he still hasn t told his family or friends about his new passion If he wants to dance he will have to stop hiding Between the mocking of his teammates and the hostility of the boys in his dance class John must find a way to balance and embrace both the Irish and Cree sides of his heritage, The story of the beautiful relationship between a little girl and her grandfather When she asks her grandfather how to say something in his language Cree he admits that his language was stolen from him when he was a boy The little girl then sets out to help her grandfather find his language again This sensitive beautifully illustrated picture book explores the intergenerational impact of Canada s residential school system which separated young Indigenous children from their families, A young mother one of the many missing indigenous women watches over her small daughter as she grows up without her nimama experiencing important milestones her first day of school first dance first date wedding first child from afar br br A free verse story of love loss and acceptance told in alternating voices Missing Nimama shows the human side of a tragic set of circumstances br br An afterword by the author provides a simple age appropriate context for young readers Includes a glossary of Cree terms