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A two-spirit journey : the autobiography of a lesbian Ojibwa-Cree elder

Author: Ma-Nee Chacaby; Mary Louisa Plummer
Publisher: Winnipeg, Manitoba : UMP, University of Manitoba Press, [2016]
Series: Critical studies in native history, 18.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby's account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From her early, often harrowing memories of life and abuse in a remote Ojibwa community riven by poverty and alcoholism, Chacaby's story is one of enduring and ultimately overcoming the social, economic, and health legacies of colonialism. As a child, Chacaby learned spiritual and cultural traditions from her Cree grandmother and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Chacaby, Ma-Nee, 1950-
Two-spirit journey.
(CaOONL)20159080118
Named Person: Ma-Nee Chacaby
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ma-Nee Chacaby; Mary Louisa Plummer
ISBN: 9780887558122 0887558127
OCLC Number: 927382779
Description: xii, 240 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: My grandmother's and my family's history in Manitoba and Ontario (1863-1952) --
First discoveries, joys, and sorrows: My early childhood in Ombabika (1952-1958) --
Seasonal activities, first friendships, and the beginning of addiction (1958-1960) --
School, teenage friendships, and having two spirits (1960-1965) --
Losing my grandmother and mother, becoming a parent, and surviving an abusive marriage in Auden (1965-1970) --
Living and parenting in Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie before sobriety (1970-1975) --
Sobriety and single-parenting in Thunder Bay (1975-1980) --
Working with addicted mothers and raising foster kids with Nate in Winnipeg (1980-1987) --
Coming out, falling in love, and living with Leah in Thunder Bay and Boston (1987-1991) --
Meeting Grace and building a life together in Kaministiquia (1991-2004) --
Recovering from post-traumatic stress disorder and becoming an elder in Thunder Bay (2004-2014) --
Afterword / Mary Louisa Palmer.
Series Title: Critical studies in native history, 18.
Responsibility: Ma-Nee Chacaby with Mary Louisa Plummer.

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A compelling, harrowing, but ultimately uplifting story of resilience and self-discovery. A Two-Spirit Journey is Ma-Nee Chacaby's extraordinary account of her life as an Ojibwa-Cree lesbian. From  Read more...

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