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My Name Is Seepeetza

Written by Shirley Sterling

For kids 9 - 12 years old | Published November 01, 1992 | ISBN 9781554980543
JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Canada / Indigenous

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128 pages
Digital Format

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About this book

My Name Is Seepeetza

Shirley Sterling

An honest, inside look at life in an Indian residential school in the 1950s, and how one indomitable young spirit survived it.

At six years old, Seepeetza is taken from her happy family life on Joyaska Ranch to live as a boarder at the Kalamak Indian Residential School. Life at the school is not easy, but Seepeetza still manages to find some bright spots. Always, thoughts of home make her school life bearable.

About the Author

Shirley Sterling

Born in Merritt, B.C., Shirley was a member of the Interior Salish Nation of British Columbia. My Name Is Seepeetza is based on her own childhood experiences at an Indian residential school.