Invisible North

The Search for Answers on a Troubled Reserve

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Publisher Description

A vivid first-person account of life on a troubled reserve that illuminates a difficult and oft-ignored history.

Globe and Mail 100: Best Books of 2016 • The Hill Times: Best Books of 2016 •
2017 RBC Taylor Prize — Longlisted •
2017 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction — Shortlisted •
2016 Speaker's Book Award — Shortlisted



When freelance journalist Alexandra Shimo arrives in Kashechewan, a fly-in, northern Ontario reserve, to investigate rumours of a fabricated water crisis and document its deplorable living conditions, she finds herself drawn into the troubles of the reserve. Unable to cope with the desperate conditions, she begins to fall apart.

A moving tribute to the power of hope and resilience, Invisible North is an intimate portrait of a place that pushes everyone to their limits. Part memoir, part history of the Canadian reserves, Shimo offers an expansive exploration and unorthodox take on many of the First Nation issues that dominate the news today, including the suicide crises, murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, Treaty rights, Native sovereignty, and deep poverty.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2016
September 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
176
Pages
PUBLISHER
Dundurn Press
SELLER
Dundurn Press Limited
SIZE
3.6
MB

Customer Reviews

trese80 ,

Shocking

As someone who studied anthropology at university, I was already aware of how badly off many Native American tribes are in the United States. But I was simply shocked at how much worse it is for the indigenous peoples of Canada. This is our liberal neighbor to the north! How could they let this happen? I'm grateful that the author made so many sacrifices in order to bring this story to light and I hope it brings results.

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