GREETINGS, friends and comrades. Work continues apace on the book that Larry Loyie, Constance Brissenden and I are, for now, calling “Residential School: A Children’s History.” I am also putting the finishing touches to another book about the Indian Residential School System called Full Circle: a story of the Indian residential school legacy, the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, and reflections on the work of hope, healing, reconciliation and change. (That title may still change also. These things are not certain in the book trade until it’s in print and on the shelves.)
It’s been very busy and productive here in the word factory. I’ll be back on the road soon: next stop, Sault Ste Marie. I’ll be visiting the residential school archive at Algoma University as part of the preparation for one of my books. I also have my next book idea and am doing some research for that … but more on that later.
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