How Alcohol Is Killing My People (and Yours)

About the Book

In this passionate call to action, Harold Johnson looks at the devastating impact alcohol has had on his people. Confronting a "crime against humanity"--half of those in Treaty 6 territory will die an alcohol-related death--Johnson breaks the silence on this ongoing, daily catastrophe. Using traditional stories, spirituality, and modern medical research to take on the stereotype of the "lazy, drunken Indian," Johnson creates a new narrative of sobriety for his people. Powerful testimonials from Richard Van Camp and Tracey Lindberg are included. Written in plain, frank language, Firewater speaks to anyone struggling with addiction.

About the Author

A graduate of Harvard Law School and the author of six books, Harold R. Johnson is a member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation and lives in La Ronge, Saskatchewan.

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