One Native Life is a look back down the road Richard Wagamese has traveled — from childhood abuse to adult alcoholism — in reclaiming his identity. It’s about what he has learned as a human being, a man, and an Ojibway in his 52 years on Earth. Whether he’s writing about playing baseball, running away with the circus, making bannock, or attending a sacred bundle ceremony, these are stories told in a healing spirit. Through them, Wagamese shows readers how to appreciate life for the journey it is.
One Native Life
Beautiful prose. Connectedness to Mother Earth that I was finally able to understand. Incredible ability to forgive. I will never look at an Indian the same way again.
Such powerful, timely/timeless words.