Spílexm  


Spílexm
HighWater Press | September 28, 2021 | 200 pages
ISBN: 9781553799351

In this extraordinary memoir, best-selling author Nicola I. Campbell deftly weaves rich poetry and vivid prose into a story basket of memories orating what it means to be an intergenerational survivor of Indian Residential Schools. If the hurt and grief we carry is a woven blanket, it is time to weave ourselves anew. We can't quit. Instead, we must untangle ourselves from the negative forces that have impacted our existence as Indigenous people. Similar to the "moccasin telegraph," Spíləxm are the remembered stories, also "events or news" in the Nłeʔkepmx language.