Author’s Andrew Stobo Sniderman & Douglas Sanderson to discuss their book Valley of the Birdtail. Valley of the Birdtail is a heart-rending true story about racism and reconciliation Divided by a beautiful valley and 150 years of racism. It shares how two communities became separate and unequal—and what it means for the rest of us. In Rossburn, once settled by Ukrainian immigrants who fled poverty and persecution, family income is near the national average and more than a third of adults have graduated from university. In Waywayseecappo, the average family lives below the national poverty line and less than a third of adults have graduated from high school, with many haunted by their time in residential schools.
This book follows multiple generations of two families, one white and one Indigenous, and weaves their lives into the larger story of Canada. It is a story of villains and heroes, irony and idealism, racism and reconciliation. Valley of the Birdtail has the ambition to change the way we think about our past and show a path to a better future.
Valley of the Birdtail was published by HarperCollins and is available through HarperCollins, can be ordered online from Amazon and is available at Indigo.
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