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Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River
by Wallis, Velma

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Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River 
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  Raising Ourselves: A Gwich'in Coming of Age Story from the Yukon River: Our existence in the village was quiet. We were as languid as the smoke that drifted out of our stovepipes. But in between long periods of peace there was conflict and violence. I remember coming home one December, happy and filled with hope from Christmas activities at school. As I drew closer to our houses, I could smell the home brew. I know then that we children were in for one long holiday.

The adults always had good intentions. But they never seemed to resolve the issues in their lives when they were sober. When they drank, all those issues came out in the form of tears, harsh words, and blows.

After days of drinking and fighting came the slow, painful task of sobering up. My mother's swollen face would heal. My father's face went blank as if nothing happened. Then, there was an emptiness about our cabin as the aftermath of war a war in which non one knew who had won.

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Weight:0.45 kg
Price: CDN$ 25.95 (US$ 25.25)
 
ISBN-10:0972494472
ISBN-13/EAN:9780972494472
Author:Wallis, Velma
Publisher:Epicenter Press
Kenmore, WA
Publication Date:9/2003
Pages:192 pages
Size/Dimensions:0.75 x 6.25 x 9.0 inches
Binding:Hardcover

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