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CBC Books: Darrel J. McLeod reflects on how colonization impacted his Cree family

April 22, 2024|Categories: Excerpts, News|Tags: , , , |

Peyakow is a follow-up to Darrel McLeod’s memoir Mamaskatch. The title is the Cree word for “one who walks alone.” Peyakow tells the story of his childhood and youth. He was bullied by white classmates, lived in poverty, endured physical and sexual abuse and lost several people he loved. But the story is one of love and triumph, as McLeod goes on to become a teacher, the First Nations’ delegate to the UN and an executive in the Canadian government. READ EXCERPT FROM PEYAKOW→

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