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The Resource NISHGA, Jordan Abel

NISHGA, Jordan Abel

Label
NISHGA
Title
NISHGA
Statement of responsibility
Jordan Abel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Griffin Poetry Prize winner Jordan Abel comes a groundbreaking and emotionally devastating autobiographical meditation on the complicated legacies that Canada's reservation school system has cast on his grandparents', his parents' and his own generation. NISHGA is a deeply personal and autobiographical book that attempts to address the complications of contemporary Indigenous existence. As a Nisga'a writer, Jordan Abel often finds himself in a position where he is asked to explain his relationship to Nisga'a language, Nisga'a community, and Nisga'a cultural knowledge. However, as an intergenerational survivor of residential school--both of his grandparents attended the same residential school in Chilliwack, British Columbia--his relationship to his own Indigenous identity is complicated to say the least. NISHGA explores those complications and is invested in understanding how the colonial violence originating at the Coqualeetza Indian Residential School impacted his grandparents' generation, then his father's generation, and ultimately his own. The project is rooted in a desire to illuminate the realities of intergenerational survivors of residential school, but sheds light on Indigenous experiences that may not seem to be immediately (or inherently) Indigenous. Drawing on autobiography, a series of interconnected documents (including pieces of memoir, transcriptions of talks, and photography), NISHGA is a book about confronting difficult truths and it is about how both Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples engage with a history of colonial violence that is quite often rendered invisible."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format
Assigning source
Provided by publisherpages
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1985-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abel, Jordan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Abel, Jordan
  • Indigenous children
  • Native authors
  • Native peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Native children
  • Native children
  • Native peoples
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
  • Indigenous children
  • Canada
Label
NISHGA, Jordan Abel
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1111087843
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780771007903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111087843
Label
NISHGA, Jordan Abel
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1111087843
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Hardcover edition
Extent
281 pages
Isbn
9780771007903
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1111087843

Library Locations

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