Doug Knockwood, Mi'kmaw Elder

Doug Knockwood, Mi'kmaw Elder

Stories, Memories, Reflections

Book - 2018
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"Freeman Douglas Knockwood is a highly respected Elder in Mi’kmaw Territory and one of Canada’s premier addictions recovery counsellors. The story of his life is one of unimaginable colonial trauma, recovery and hope. At age 6, Knockwood was placed in the Shubenacadie Residential School, where he remained for a year and a half. Like hundreds of other Mi’kmaw and Maliseet children, he suffered horrible abuse. By the time he reached his twenties, he was an alcoholic. He contracted tuberculosis in the 1940s, had one lung and several ribs removed. Having hit rock bottom, Knockwood gained sobriety in his thirties through Alcoholics Anonymous. He went on to become a much sought after drug and alcohol rehabilitation counsellor in Canada. Many of Doug’s initiatives have been implemented across Canada and used by thousands of people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Looking back now, says Doug, “I realize I wasn’t only helping them. They were helping me to gather strength in my presentations, in feeding them the knowledge I received, the same as it was fed to me. That helped me to gain confidence in myself; doing all these things that I didn’t know I could yet do”."--From publisher.
Publisher: Winnipeg, Man. ; Black Point, N.S. : Roseway Pub., an imprint of Fernwood Pub., 2018
Branch Call Number: 921 K722d
Characteristics: xiii, 145 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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mrsmorris74
Jun 21, 2018

Hi there! This was, my late father in law, I would love to get a copy,of his
book to read, as soon, as I can!!. My card Number#23293007001187
I believe, I'm number 9, in line to read it!.
Lorie Morris

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