No Time to Say Goodbye
Children's Stories of Kuper Island Residential SchoolBook - 2001
No Time to Say Goodbyeis a fictional account of five children sent to aboriginal boarding school, based on the recollections of a number of Tsartlip First Nations people. These unforgettable children are taken by government agents from Tsartlip Day School to live at Kuper Island Residential School. The five are isolated on the small island and life becomes regimented by the strict school routine. They experience the pain of homesickness and confusion while trying to adjust to a world completely different from their own. Their lives are no longer organized by fishing, hunting and family, but by bells, line-ups and chores. In spite of the harsh realities of the residential school, the children find adventure in escape, challenge in competition, and camaraderie with their fellow students. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, always engrossing, No Time to Say Goodbyeis a story that readers of all ages won't soon forget.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Sono Nis Press, c2001
Branch Call Number: J FIC Olsen 3558jv 1
Characteristics: 172 p. :,ill., map
From Library Staff
This collection of fictional stories of five children sent to residential school is based on real life experiences recounted by members of the Tsartlip First Nation in B.C.
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