Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Rimes Pour Revenants

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Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 18 must attend residential school. That means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's and being at the mercy of Popper, the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. She sells enough dope to pay Popper her truancy tax, keeping her out of St. D's. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, her only options are to run or fight.
ISBN: 9781569943892
Branch Call Number: RHY
Characteristics: 1 DVD (apprroximately 88 minutes)
Additional Contributors: Barnaby, Jeff

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A_Falkov
Jun 22, 2016

An absolutely fantastic and gripping look at the days of the notorious and reprehensible residential-school and the "Indian Agents" that profited in their reigns of terror. Filmed with a nod to the graphic-novel and zombie-films. This is a masterpiece of Canadian film. Fascinating actors throughout, the young lead - Kawennahere Devery Jacobs is absolutely stunning in this role. Brutal honesty- as required.

Zyxomma Dec 12, 2014

Why will this not be available to borrow?

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DonnaMeness
Sep 14, 2014

A somewhat realistic , stylized movie... to understand the level of state control read the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples Report or research Maisy Shaw or watch testimony of Ethel Favel on Utube.

Aila is rez smart, organized & must keep track of all the pies the Indian Agent's hand is in...to retrieve her money.

Her father endures..& how he shows he loves them all is to take the fall..similar to Peltier's.

& listening the John Trudell's discourse on the "Drunken Indian" will afford the library patron some understanding on the 4B's of colonialism : the booze , the bible , the blankets & the bullets.

Donna Meness
Kitigan Zibi Anishnebeg Community
Algonquin Nation

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