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Book Title: The Outside Circle: A Graphic Novel|
The author of the book: Patti Laboucane-Benson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 946 KB
Edition: House of Anansi Press
Date of issue: April 25th 2015
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In this important graphic novel, two Aboriginal brothers surrounded by poverty, drug abuse, and gang violence, try to overcome centuries of historic trauma in very different ways to bring about positive change in their lives.
Pete, a young Aboriginal man wrapped up in gang violence, lives with his younger brother, Joey, and his mother who is a heroin addict. One night, Pete and his mother’s boyfriend, Dennis, get into a big fight, which sends Dennis to the morgue and Pete to jail. Initially, Pete keeps up ties to his crew, until a jail brawl forces him to realize the negative influence he has become on Joey, which encourages him to begin a process of rehabilitation that includes traditional Aboriginal healing circles and ceremonies.
Powerful, courageous, and deeply moving, The Outside Circle is drawn from the author’s twenty years of work and research on healing and reconciliation of gang-affiliated or incarcerated Aboriginal men.
Read information about the authorPatti LaBoucane-Benson is a Métis woman and the Director of Research, Training, and Communication at Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA). She has been very fortunate to work with the amazing people at NCSA for 20 years!
She has a Ph.D. in Human Ecology, focusing on Aboriginal Family Resilience. Her research focusses on how providing historic trauma healing opportunities for Aboriginalpeople builds resilience in Aboriginal families and communities. Patti was awarded the two top Canadian social sciences doctoral awards: The Pierre Elliot Trudeau scholarship and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
She has also been the recipient of the Aboriginal Role Model of Alberta Award for Education, the Legal Aid of Alberta Access to Justice Award and the Rotary Paul Harris Fellowship.
Patti is most likely, right now, working on a community-based reconciliation project somewhere in Alberta. Join her!
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