Honour the Sun

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Written in seasonal journal form, this story covers six years in the life of a child growing into womanhood on a small Ontario reserve in the 1960s.

 

 

Slipperjack’s story, written in seasonal journal form, is about six years in the life of a child growing into womanhood on a small isolated Ontario reserve in the 1960s. Although there was no electricity or indoor plumbing, although the family was engaged in old-style subsistence hunting and fishing, the story does not dwell on material poverty, on what one might consider a difficult childhood. The story is candid, yet not depressing even when trying times are shared, even when her mother begins drinking. Rather, the story focuses on Owl’s growing up, knowing who she is, in the arms of her close family, with area to roam and explore. As a 16-year-old returning home for a summer visit, Owl knows her mother’s words will always guide her.

 

 

Author: Ruby Slipperjack (Ojibwe)

Binding Availability: Paperback

Published: 1987

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Ojibwe