Saskatchewan Dirt by Bev Lundahl (Your Nickel's Worth Publishing)
In her research, Bev Lundahl uncovers several surprising connections in both the past and the present, sparking a road trip undertaken in the spring of 2020 with Georgina Cyr—the Métis chairperson of Intercultural Grandmothers Uniting (IGU). Sharing these discoveries with the other members of IGU leads to compelling memories from several Residential School survivors. The search unfolds in real-time during the pandemic, marked by climate and human health emergencies along the way, including the announcement of the identification of unmarked graves at Residential School sites across the prairies. Saskatchewan Dirt is a true story of connection—and the building of reconciliation.
About the Author:
Bev Lundahl’s first two books—Entangled Roots, the Mystery of Peterborough’s Headless Corpse and The Thunderbird, the Quesnel and the Sea, true Canadian stories based on genealogical research—earned an award from the Regina MultiFaith Forum for contribution to Truth and Reconciliation in Canada. Bev has also published articles in Saskatchewan Folklore Magazine. Saskatchewan Dirt: A Pandemic Quest for Connection focuses on the issue of land ownership on the prairies and contains some small excerpts from Bev’s blog, “Visions from the Grave—Ancestor Tales,” which can be found at sprinkleyourfamilytree.wordpress.com
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