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Richard Wagamese on his novel Indian Horse

The Story

Richard Wagamese is visited at his home near Kamloops, B.C., by The Next Chapter host Shelagh Rogers and they talk about living and writing there. He tells her about his new novel, Indian Horse, which he describes as being "about hockey, residential schools and redemption, but in the end I think it’s about Canada."  He talks about his own family history with residential schools, about being a foster child as a result of what was known as the Sixties Scoop, and how playing hockey gave him a feeling of community.

Broadcast Medium: Radio
Program: The Next Chapter
Broadcast Date: June 18, 2012
Interviewer: Shelagh Rogers
Guest: Richard Wagamese
Duration: 18:15
Photo Credit: Yvette Lehmann

Did You know?

• A film adaptation of Indian Horse was released on April 13, 2018.  

• Richard Wagamese was 61 when he died in March of 2017.



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