This may be my favourite book of all time. Everyone should read it to have an understanding of ourselves and each other. This brave woman writes her story from childhood yet it is a casual and easy read. It's one of those writings where you get to become her, as her story unfolds, and you feel the effects of all that happens. It demonstrates how things affect our self-esteem and the bottom line is self-esteem is really everything. I bought a pile of copies to share with friends and family. We all need to understand what First Nations have gone through and we all need awareness and insight.