They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at An Indian Residential School by Bev Sellars
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"Bev Sellars, chief of the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake, has won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness for her book They Called Me Number One: Secrets and Survival at an Indian Residential School (Talonbooks 2013)."
"A third-generation Indian Residential School survivor, Sellers poignantly illustrates her personal struggles and those of her family and community, the Xat’sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in Williams Lake"
PRISM International. "Now an author, her first book [...] won the 2014 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature, took third prize in the 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature and spent more than forty weeks on the BC bestseller list."
"Her memoir provides invaluable insight into the enduring effects of a tragic and shameful part of our collective past, and also helps to begin the process of healing."