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The Reason You Walk

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Aboriginal author Wabanakwut (Wab) is a public media broadcaster and musician but more importantly he is the son of First Nation parents who are survivors of the harsh and bitter legacy of the Indian Residential School system.

We travel on two paths in The Reason You Walk.  The first is Tobasonakwut's (father) who strives to use the lessons of his hurtful past to build a better life for  his children and their generation.  The second is Wab's sojourn as he struggles to understand his father's teachings.  We're invited to observe the rituals of the sundance, powow and adoption ceremonies and learn about  their significance in native culture.

Against the backdrop of the Harper government's and Papal apologies to the First Nations people, the Idle No More movement and The Truth and Reconciliation Commission a promising new path is forged by father and son together.  The reader will be inspired.