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Call Me Number One song meanings. Add your thoughts No Comments. No Comments. This book should be mandatory read in the social studies curriculum and then some; A must read for every Canadian. Aug 30, Mj rated it liked it Shelves: memoirs-bios-autobiosfemale-author, non-fictionindigenouscanadian. They called me Number One is a first hand account of (Call Me) Number One impact of the St. This is the first full length memoir out of St. Only her daughter did not spend They called me Number One is a first hand account of the impact of the St.
Only her daughter did not spend any time in a Residential School but she too has been impacted by its legacy, The Title was chosen because when native children (Call Me) Number One taken away from their families for 10 months a year, without visitation, to attend the St. They were called by that number for the duration of their stay.
The book is well worth reading even if you have read other books about Residential Schools and their impact on Natives or Aboriginals Canadian Natives in this case. It is even more worthwhile if this will be your first exposure to reading about this part of Canadian history.
Unfortunately, non-Canadians will also learn much from this book as there seems to be a pattern throughout history in many parts of the world of poor treatment of Aboriginals; as if they were non-persons without rights.
Her memoir is filled with a great deal of insight and thoughtfulness. It is a firm and rational analysis of what happened to generations of native children and families and the extent of the damage caused. Sellars tells her story, objectively but with impact, illustrating how multiple generations were negatively impacted by racism, abuse and control beatings, hunger, forced labour, and sexual advances including rape with minors.
Her memoir style is reserved but clear and her writing and accomplishments are evidence that Bev Sellars has a strong intellect and excellent leadership skills. Sellars, as a single mother, trained as an accountant, a business student and lawyer at post-secondary schools and first became a chief at the urging of others in her community.
She is a woman to be respected with a story worth telling and reading. Much of the memoir is about her personal pain and her journey of healing. It have no doubt that it was very difficult to write but Sellars is courageous and hopeful that the telling of her story will help many others who currently unable to tell share their story to begin to speak out and start their own healing process.
With all of my recent reading, I have a much better understanding as to why our expectations need to change. That she has been able to carefully articulate such a deeply personal and painful story is a testament to her courage and determination. Despite the dark subject matter, the book is surprisingly hopeful and optimistic as Sellars features other survivors besides herself who are now taking leadership roles to make positive change in their communities.
Oct 24, Jennifer Bonnell rated it really liked it. Such a brave book, plainly and powerfully told. It made me see beyond the gross abuses of the residential school system to the everyday, routine and systematic ways that children were demoralized. Jan 15, Shambe rated it liked it. I have lived in Canada almost all my life and never knew of some of these injustices.
It is excellent that Sellars told this lost story in an easy to follow, enjoyable and informative way. Apr 26, Chantal rated it liked it.
Many Canadians are unaware of what happened in a country that proudly boasts of being one of the best places in the world to live; a supposedly democratic country where the freedoms and cultures of all are protected and respected. It is a greatest place to live for anyone, except for the original inhabitants of this land, the Aboriginal people. I was at the bookstore and saw the two adorable girls on the cover, and found myself pulled towards the book. I had found a book that would explain what a residential school was, and what kind of horrible things happened there.
Since I was born inResidential Schools are something that the government and society has deemed a taboo subject to discuss. My impressions of the book: 1 At first, the author seems scared to actually talk about what took place in the Residential schools. I found the beating around the bush in this novel to be quite annoying. Just like the author herself does throughout her own struggles. This story was an all around eye opener for me, (Call Me) Number One, but I find myself not wanting to use the book by the last 2 chapters.
They come into our territories and gather information for four or five years and they become the experts and our elders…become footnotes. I (Call Me) Number One, some members of society try to learn the Aboriginal culture and ways to be able to utilize them, and we are seen as imposters!? I say bull to that. Forgiveness is an easy out for those who have inflicted all the pain and suffering on Aboriginal people. Forgiveness and reconciliation too easily absolves us of our responsibility to find solutions to conflicts.
Racism is most certainly a two way street. Needless to say, I will NOT use this book in a classroom. I will however, use the documentary! Dec 09, Amanda"Iris" rated it really liked it Shelves:audiblefirst-peoples. They come into our territories and gather information for four or five years and they become the experts, and our elders like gran, who have lived the life of a first nations woman, become mere footnotes.
Aboriginal are the only experts on aboriginal people. Unless they have lived our lives they are not the experts. I hope that Audible and publishers will continue to make books like this available so we can hear more stories first hand. Hearig the account from Chief Sellars herself was simply moving.
It is not a gratuitious retelling of horrors experienced in residential schools. It is often restrained, straightforward, and on so many levels you start to see and feel what happens when a culture is simply beaten down, generation after generation, into feeling worthless and invisible. There is also that spark in Bev Sellars, especially transmitted in the audobook. Apr 11, Taylor rated it it was amazing Shelves: audiobooknon-fictionmemoir.
This is a remarkable book for a number of reasons. The writing is very straightforward, and I see from other reviews that some readers felt it was dry. I'd highly recommend the audio version read by Chief Sellars for an incredibly human experience.
This might also be the most honest memoir I've ever read. Chief Sellars doesn't shrink from telling stories that show her in a less-than-favorable light, nor does she overly highlight stories in which she shines. Her experiences are heartbreaking and This is a remarkable book for a number of reasons. Her experiences are heartbreaking and infuriating the Catholic church is guilty of so many sins against children and Indigenous peoplesand it is hard to listen to at times - though incredibly uplifting at others.
Much more importantly, I learned an immense amount about the experience and impact of racism - including residential schools - on First Nations and Native Americans. I think everyone in the U. Aug 02, SSShafiq marked it as to-read Shelves: biography-memoirshistory. Recommended on a essential reading list by a Canadian indigenous group.
Dec 27, Jules Goud rated it really liked it Shelves: nonfiction. Residential schools are a dark part of Canadian history and the sad part is that most Canadians do not know about them. They are avoided and not talked about along with the many other problems that Native people face today. I myself didn't know much about residential schools before I read this book. I just knew what they were trying to achieve and that the means that they used were terrible.
However, this book explained just how terrible they were treated in those schools. They were abused physic Residential schools are a dark part of Canadian history and the sad part is that most Canadians do not know about them.
They were abused physical, sexually and above all, mentally. The pain that the children endured was then reflected in their lives afterwards. A lot committed suicide and many also turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the abuse that they suffered in those schools.
It is such a heartbreaking subject to read about, and it is absolutely despicable what those people did to the native people. I really like the fact that Sellars only told her story. The experiences in these schools would be different for everybody and she doesn't try to tell anyone else's story. She just tells her own and the abuse that she suffered.
Some people don't want to speak about the things that they had to go through in these so-called schools and Sellars respects that. She gives the reader her story and pieces of her grandmother and her mother's experiences but that is it. She leaves the other people involved to tell their story. This book is about the totally affected of the residential schools. The reader follows Sellars as she goes through her experiences, as she tries to comes to terms with what she had to go through and her healing process.
The readers learns that even though we have come a long way from the residential schools, there is still lots of work to. Aug 06, rabble. Review by Dr. Theresa Turmel I usually get very excited about reading a book written by a residential school survivor and this instance was no exception. First, Sellars wanted to recognize that in the early s "our communities first began to explore and deal with the aftermath of the Indian residential schools. Third, through the process of writing, Sellars felt she was "still disassembling the restrictive world in which" she used to live and wanted to move forward in that process.
Lastly, Sellars was and continues to feel angry about the way Aboriginal people were treated and are still being treated in Canada and wanted to express and resolve some of that anger. Bev Sellars memoir has no literary pretensions. It feels more like sitting down and having coffee with a friend, relating the story of her life.
Sellars approach toward the telling of her story is simply linear and very conversational. Despite the title of the book, Mr. Sellars story of her experiences as a child in a residential school only take up maybe a third of the book. However, it's obvious that much of the First Nations' own experience has been embittered by the residential s Bev Sellars memoir has no literary pretensions. However, it's obvious that much of the First Nations' own experience has been embittered by the residential school era, just as Ms.
Sellars personally entire life has been lived in the wake of the trauma. Stories have emerged from the residential of particular horrors individual children were subject to--e.
But as is clear from Ms. Sellars account herself not being a sexual abuse victimthe schools themselves were horrors. They were not about education, but de-education. They were essentially concentration camps for First Nations children. From food to living conditions to work assignments, supposed Christian teachers and administrators treated the children like the "savages" they believed them to be. Jesus wept. Few people will ever have the opportunity to sit down and have coffee with Ms.
For the next best thing, read this book. Listen, learn, and understand. Oct 25, Javier rated it really liked it Shelves: history-of-resistancehealth-justiceindian-studies. I just started this book today, yet I am nearly halfway through. Bev Sellars illuminates for the reader in her optimistic, matter-of-fact voice, the years of trauma she, her family, and so many other children endured at the cooperative hands of the church and state.
But it is her love and resiliency, a willingness to pluck out those brief smuggled morsels of joy and compassion that makes the book. She says her hope in sharing these stories is that no one be forced to endure this manner of cruelty all in the name of racism and greed!
Bev's hope is my hope, too. Mar 14, Sarah rated it really liked it. I knew only vaguely of Indian residential schools and I thought they only existed around the turn of the 20th century and were yet one more example of backward, colonial thinking left over from the 18th and 19th centuries.
I had no idea that they still (Call Me) Number One today at least in the U. This book is really more Chief Sellars' memoir instead of just a look at Indian residential schools. Not only does she describe in detail I knew only vaguely of Indian residential schools and I thought they only existed around the turn of the 20th century and were yet one more example of backward, colonial thinking left over from the 18th and 19th centuries.
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