Julie recently enjoyed Call Me Indian by Fred Sasakamoose, a memoir by the hockey star whose life served as inspiration for Richard Wagamese's Indian Horse.
"At the age of 7, Fred Sasakamoose was taken from his family and sent to a residential school. His time at the school is filled with horrors but his talent in hockey probably saved him. In his memoir, Call Me Indian he tells his story starting with the trauma of being sent to the school but how he persevered and went on to become the first Treaty Indigenous player to play in the NHL. Through the power of sport he has influenced many others and has sat on the NHL Diversity Task Force. If you enjoyed Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, Saskamoose’s life was the inspiration for this book. This timely read would be a perfect addition to your reading list for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th."
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