Raising Ourselves by Velma Wallis

Raising Ourselves is a wonderful book to share with learners. Velma Wallis writes honestly and with passion about her people's struggle with alcoholism and cultural loss.

Born in 1960, the sixth of thirteen children, Velma Wallis comes of age in a two-room log cabin in remote Fort Yukon, Alaska. Velma grows up in the raw, unsettled aftermath of a cultural invasion of her village on the Yukon River. The author's great aunts still speak Gwich'in but their children, the generation of Velma's mother and father, speak only English because the Native language was forbidden in schools run by white outsiders.

In this Novel Study you will find:


Chapters 1 – 19