The silence [ebook] : a novel /

"Leah Redsky is a Salteaux/Salish woman living in Vancouver who struggles with identity and the difficult intercultural dynamics of having a non-Indigenous boyfriend and working for the government. Often conflicted, at odds with her past and current life, things unravel and she suffers a breakd...

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Main Author: White, Karen Lee, 1956-
Format: eBook
Language: English
Published: [Holstein, Ontario] : Exile Editions, [2018]
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Summary: "Leah Redsky is a Salteaux/Salish woman living in Vancouver who struggles with identity and the difficult intercultural dynamics of having a non-Indigenous boyfriend and working for the government. Often conflicted, at odds with her past and current life, things unravel and she suffers a breakdown – the unexpected life twist that is the key to coming to terms with her past. Through a diary, she discovers something terrible happened, yet what that is is unclear until she begins to have dream encounters with Tlingit/Tagish spirits, whom she knew in the north when she lived a traditional life on the land. It takes over a year, and finally a visit to the north for the elders’ memorial potlatch, before Leah finds the strength to accept and integrate past and present so she may move into the future… She finds her power as an Indigenous woman, heals her spiritual and psychological wounds through the resolution of previous traumas, and reconciles her ability to communicate with those in the next world as she comes to understand she is chosen to be a Medicine Woman/Elder/Cultural Leader."--
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