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Rrounding it and its devasting impact on Indigenous people Drawing on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty territory Harold Johnson challenges readers to change the story we tell ourselves about the drink that goes by many names─booze hooch spirits sauce and the evocative Firewater Confronting the harmful stereotype of the lazy drunken

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Firewater Indian and rejecting medical social and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism Johnson cries out for solutions not diagnoses and shows how alcoholism continues to kill so many Provocative irreverent and keenly aware of the power of stories Firewater calls for people to make decisions about their communities and their lives on their own terms

Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Born and raised in Northern Saskatchewan Harold Johnson has a Master of Law degree from Harvard University He has served in the Canadian Navy and worked in mining and logging Johnson is the author of five novels and one work of non fiction which are largely set in northern Saskatchewan against a background of traditional Cree mythology The Cast Stone won the Saskatchewan Book Award fo.

10 Comments on "Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson"

  • Loretta

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater This was interesting My rating doesn't really reflect what I think of as the importance of this I think it is important and I think many people and frankly especially white people should read it I have some disagreements and uibbles with some fairly over generalized conclusions in particular for example alcoholics aren't a big problem in society they're too busy looking for their next drink The problem is mostly binge drinkers Wellthere are some ways and contexts in which that might be true first year university for instance but mostly no That is a vast oversimplification


  • Christine

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater An important read about how alcoholism is killing Indigenous peoples in Canada however I would say this affects every Indigenous nation dealing with alcohol in their own respective communities everywhere Alcohol is an insidious and toxic substance that although legal advertised and celebrated brings about the destruction of so many people and families rega


  • Suzy

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater This book is written by an Indigenous lawyer writer for Indigenous people I am an Indigenous person who is from the same area Johnson is I am also a lawyer So I guess this book is for me but I often felt alienated from his vision Johnson goes through various ways of thinking about the alcohol problem and presents the pros and cons All concepts are presented as being story If we want to change the alcohol story we need to make a new story Johnson essentially makes the case for Indige


  • Wanda

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater I commend the author Harold Johnson for bringing forward the truth about alcohol the history of it's introduction to Indigenous people in Canada and the long lasting damage it has created His wisdom experiences and his story initiates further positive action and hope that there will be a future where alcohol is not at the heart of every tragedy Through this action Indigenous people can gain back their rightful claim to their traditions culture and freedoms in a healthy and deserved manner without interference from alcohol All Canadians would benefit from reading this insightful and meaningful book Our entire society stands to benefit from bringing this issue to


  • George K. Ilsley

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater Excellent timely and thought provoking Relevant to everyone who is concerned with lives steered and ruined by alcohol Johnson's message is the story we are told or adopt about alcohol and everything else Keep this is mind the next time you watch a movie where alcohol is used for celebration or the next time you see a news story about a craft brewery or winery We are constantly told drinking is an indispensable part of life Johnson recommends people celebrate sobriety instead People who are sober are really the silent majorityAs an example of a story Johnson gives us statistics that show sobriety on reserves is slightly higher than in the general population in Canada— yet how many people know that?


  • Karl

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater Perhaps this book deserves a higher rating than 35 that I am willing to give it It is a uick read about the devastating impact alcohol has on indigenous people and how it continues to kill at an unthinkable high rate in their communities The book is written in frank terms and plain english; but it falls short on facts supported by statistics


  • Lisa

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater Alcohol is the story Let's make a different story We are not destined for greatness by ourselves All of humanity has the message so it's humanity that is destined for greatness


  • Taylor

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater I am lowering the stars for this book from a 4 3I love reading Canadian historical books especially those from minority groups generally and Indigenous groups specificallyHarold Johnson's text is less a history lesson and a treatise on the history of alcohol and indigenous peoples He states that his book is written as a plea TO his indigenous brothers and sisters with the white cousins as an afterthought Kind of like Hey if they read it it applies to them too but this is for USI would have rated this book much higher if it were not for the lack of statistics and display of fact Johnson EXPLAINS this however; explains WHY he was unable to get hard numerical evidence 1 it doesn't exist and 2 it doesn't exist because people are UNWILLING to create it for whatever reasonAddit


  • John

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater Very interesting book how alcohol consumption and alcohol abuse are figured in very culturally specific ways and how the stories we tell ourselves about drinking decorum manners and social status are all highly contingent on who we ar


  • Kristal

    Firewaterdoc ð Paperback ´ harold rjohnson Firewater Johnson writes in a way that is simple to understand yet well researched to the very best of his ability the back of this book has pages of citations I read this over the course of a few weeks and something that really has stuck with me is his comments on the white