‘Wawahte’ Illustrates Dangers of Forced Integration

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Author Robert P. Wells tells true-to-life stories of three friends forced to alter innate culture in his new book.

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Chronicles the real-life stories of Wells’ three friends Esther, Bunnie and Stanley, and their journey through Canada’s government-enforced education and integration systems.

Exposing the corruption brought upon the aboriginal children of Ontario, Canada, author Robert P. Wells’ new book “Wawahte: Subject: Canadian Indian Residential Schools” (published by Trafford Publishing) chronicles the real-life stories of Wells’ three friends Esther, Bunnie and Stanley, and their journey through Canada’s government-enforced education and integration systems.

Wells pushes back against the government-regulated education and aboriginal resettlement system in Canada, calling it a “folly” that unjustly “separated aboriginal children from their families and culture, to be educated in a schooling system designed to crush their language and customs.”

“Wawahte” mines the Indian Residential School experience and Canadian history deep enough to bring the reader a view of how forced integration has impacted the lives of Canada’s first peoples.

“Wawahte” will be featured at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, taking place Oct. 8-12.

“Wawahte”
By Robert P. Wells
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781466917194
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781466917170
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781466917187
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Robert P. Wells grew up in a fishing lodge in northwestern Ontario during the 1940s and ‘’50s. His family was isolated – living without indoor plumbing, electricity or nearby conveniences. Today, Wells looks back on his upbringing as a time when he learned to appreciate nature and an aboriginal lifestyle. Wells has experience working as a fishing and hunting guide, a fur trapper and an Ontario Conservation Officer. These experiences instilled in him a strong interest in First Nations culture and history. His book, “Wawahte,” is also available in audio book format on the Trafford Publishing website.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, Inc. author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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