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Indian School Road Book Launch

September 22, 2014, 7:00 pm, at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

In Indian School Road, journalist Chris Benjamin tackles the controversial and tragic history of the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, its predecessors, and its lasting effects, giving voice to multiple perspectives for the first time.

Indian School Road Poster

Benjamin integrates research, interviews, and testimonies to guide readers through the varied experiences of students, principals, and teachers over the school’s nearly forty years of operation (1930–1967) and beyond.

Exposing the raw wounds of truth and reconciliation as well as the struggle for an inclusive Mi’kmaw education system, Indian School Road is a comprehensive and compassionate narrative history of the school that uneducated hundreds of Aboriginal children.

Chris Benjamin’s first nonfiction book, Eco-Innovators: Sustainability in Atlantic Canada; won the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award and was a finalist for the Evelyn Richardson Prize. His novel, Drive-by Saviours, won the Bill Percy Award and was longlisted for Canada Reads. Chris writes opinion and features for magazines across North America and won the 2013 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for his (then-unpublished) manuscript of Indian School Road.

Light refreshments and signed copies of Mister Benjamin’s book will be available after the presentation.

For additional information:
Richard MacMichael
902-424-8897
macmicrs@gov.ns.ca

 

 

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