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Last updated 7/15/2017 at 11:36am

Douglas & McIntyre

Book Review: Firewater

How Alcohol is Killing My People (and Yours)

by Harold R. Johnson

University of Regina

180 pages Trade Paper

Firewater is a tough read. What Harold Johnson writes is the hard truth about the devastating impact alcohol has had on our Indigenous peoples.

Johnson, from the Montreal Lake Cree Nation, was a prosecuting attorney. He writes about tribal traditions, spirituality, and modern medical research to take on the stereotype of "lazy drunken Indian."

The author writes in plain frank language. Firewater speaks to anyone struggling with addiction.

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