In My Own Moccasins: A Memoir of Resilience

Category: Book
By (author): Knott, Helen
Series: The Regina Collection
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Native Americans
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sexual Abuse & Harassment
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: August 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 366
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Helen Knott, a highly accomplished Indigenous woman, seems to have it all. But in her memoir, she offers a different perspective. In My Own Moccasins is an unflinching account of addiction, intergenerational trauma, and the wounds brought on by sexual violence. It is also the story of sisterhood, the power of ceremony, the love of family, and the possibility of redemption.

With gripping moments of withdrawal, times of spiritual awareness, and historical insights going back to the signing of Treaty 8 by her great-great grandfather, Chief Bigfoot, her journey exposes the legacy of colonialism, while reclaiming her spirit.

"A beautiful rendering of how recovery for our peoples is inevitably about reconnecting with Indigenous identities, lands, cultural and healing practices." -Kim Anderson, author of Reconstructing Native Womenhood 
From The Publisher*An unflinching account of overcoming addiction and healing the wounds inflicted by sexual violence.
Biographical NoteHelen Knott is a Dane Zaa, Nehiyaw, and mixed Euro-descent woman living in Fort St. John, British Columbia. In 2016 Helen was one of sixteen global change makers featured by the Nobel Women's Initiative for being committed to end gender-based violence. Helen was selected as a 2019 RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Author. This is her first book.