A group of culturally related Indigenous Peoples in North America that includes the Ojibway.
To be lodged at someone’s home
As defined by the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, cultural genocide is "the destruction of those structures and practices that allow the group to continue as a group. States that engage in cultural genocide set out to destroy the political and social institutions of the targeted group. Land is seized, and populations are forcibly transferred and their movement is restricted. Languages are banned. Spiritual leaders are persecuted, spiritual practices are forbidden, and objects of spiritual value are confiscated and destroyed. And, most significantly to the issue at hand, families are disrupted to prevent the transmission of cultural values and identity from one generation to the next."
a worker responsible for cutting fallen trees into smaller pieces to facilitate transport
in sports, a deceptive movement or feint that induces an opponent to move out of position.
a group of ships or boats on the water
A term used for a goaltender in organized sports
A British term for rubber boots
Cree word for the north wind
A heavy woolen coat or jacket, often in a plaid design
A town near Thunder Bay in northern Ontario, Canada
Ojibway water spirits
An Anishinabeg group of Indigenous Peoples in North America
a person who tells anecdotes in a skillful and amusing way.
A government-sponsored Christian school established to assimilate Indigenous children into white, Canadian culture.
In sports/hockey, a game practice
(hockey maneuver) a hard shot made by raising the stick above the ice and striking the puck with a sharp, slapping motion
to be in a state in which one avoids consuming alcohol or being otherwise inebriated, usually in the context of addiction recovery
to control the puck with one's stick in hockey
A pesticide that is highly toxic
talking fluently, readily, or incessantly.
Ojibway word for white man/people
Indian Horse Questions and Answers
The Question and Answer section for Indian Horse is a great
resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Wagamese's narrative links the soul of nature with the soul of Saul and his family. It is at God's Lake where Saul experiences a spiritual awakening at such a young age. He hears the trees whisper his name; he feels the mist in his bones; he hears...