“In reading The Education of Augie Merasty, I have seen horror through
the eyes of a child.” —James Daschuk, author of Clearing the Plains
A courageous and intimate memoir, The Education of Augie Merasty is
the story of a child who endured life in an Indian residential school. There he
faced the dark heart of humanity, let loose by the policies of a bigoted nation.
As a small boy, Augie endured cold, hunger, and beatings, and was even forced
to walk for hours in - 40° to find his lost mitten. Added to these injustices were
the sexual assaults, one even at the hands of a nun. Comforted by a few kind
souls, Augie grew to become the man whose warm voice illuminates this story.
“A STORY IN WHICH
OUR ENTIRE NATION
HAS AN OBSCURE AND
DARK COMPLICIT Y.”