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Resolve : the story of the Chelsea family and a First Nation community's will to heal  Cover Image Book Book

Resolve : the story of the Chelsea family and a First Nation community's will to heal / Carolyn Parks Mintz with Andy and Phyllis Chelsea.

Parks Mintz, Carolyn, 1944- (author.). Chelsea, Phyllis, (interviewee.). Chelsea, Andy, (interviewee.).


"Resolve: The Chelsea Story and a First Nation Community's Will to Heal explores the harrowing, personal journey of the Chelseas. By combining personal interviews and historical records, biographer Carolyn Parks Mintz shares the Chelseas' transition from residential schools to state-sanctioned reservations to international recognition of their activism in the face of ongoing repression. A simultaneous celebration of strength and a condemnation of systemic racism, Resolve is a personal and deeply moving story that calls for a closer look at the status of Canada's reconciliation efforts from the Chelseas' perspective"--

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  • ISBN: 9781987915884 (Paperback)
  • ISBN: 1987915887
  • Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Halfmoon Bay, BC : Caitlin Press, [2019]

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Machine generated contents note: Treaties, Legislation and the Indian Act -- Esk'Et First Nation and the Past -- Chelseas' Story---Andy and Phyllis Beginnings -- Residential School Descends -- Trauma of an Education in Defeatism -- There Be Horses -- Life Back on the Rez -- Marriage, Children and Still Hurting -- Child Speaks and New Friendships Form -- Spirituality, Beliefs and Culture within the Chelsea Family -- Starting Over and Learning to Live Again -- Reaching Out, Lifting Up -- Community Leadership Begins at Home -- Sharing Their Experience and Being Bold -- Stories from Esk'et Friends -- Esk'et First Nation Today -- Legacy -- Long Goodbye and a Sweet Hello -- MEMORIES FROM THE NEXT GENERATION -- Chelsea Children -- Afterword -- Photos -- APPENDICES -- Appendix I Indigenous Leaders Speak of the Future -- Appendix II Treaties and Legislation.
Subject: Chelsea, Andy.
Chelsea, Phyllis.
St. Joseph's Mission (Williams Lake, B.C.) > History.
Adult child abuse victims > Esk'etemc (First Nation) > History.
Shuswap Indigenous > Alcohol use > Esk'etemc (First Nation) > History.
Shuswap Indigenous > Esk'etemc (First Nation) > Government relations.
Esk'etemc (First Nation) > History.
Esk'etemc (First Nation) > Government relations.

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