shopping cart
nothing in cart
 
browse by subject
new releases
best sellers
sale books
browse by author
browse by publisher
home
about us
upcoming events
Sep 20th - 40th Annual OACCPP Conference and AGM | Milestones: Reflecting on our collective achievements as mental health professionals. [OACCPP]
Sep 20th - 2018 OAFM Conference & AGM [OAFM]
Sep 20th - Mind-Brain-Gene: Toward the Integration of Psychotherapy [Leading Edge Seminars]
Sep 21st - Motivational Interviewing [SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute]
Sep 27th - Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Level 1: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems [SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health Learning Institute]
schools agencies and other institutional orders (click here)
Doug Knockwood, Mi'kmaw Elder: Stories, Memories, Reflections
Knockwood, Doug
Fernwood Publishing / Softcover / 2018-05-01 / 1552669491
Aboriginal Issues
price: $21.00 (may be subject to change)
128 pages
Not in stock - ships in one week.

Freeman Douglas Knockwood is a highly respected Elder in Mi’kmaw Territory and one of Canada’s premier addictions recovery counsellors. The story of his life is one of unimaginable colonial trauma, recovery and hope.

At age 6, Knockwood was placed in the Shubenacadie Residential School, where he remained for a year and a half. Like hundreds of other Mi’kmaw and Maliseet children, he suffered horrible abuse. By the time he reached his twenties, he was an alcoholic. He contracted tuberculosis in the 1940s, had one lung and several ribs removed.

Having hit rock bottom, Knockwood, gained sobriety in his thirties through Alcoholics Anonymous. He went on to become a much sought after drug and alcohol rehabilitation counsellor in Canada. Many of Doug’s initiatives have been implemented across Canada and used by thousands of people, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous. Looking back now, says Doug, “I realize I wasn’t only helping them. They were helping me to gather strength in my presentations, in feeding them the knowledge I received, the same as it was fed to me. That helped me to gain confidence in myself; doing all these things that I didn’t know I could yet do”.

This book is an in-depth look at Doug Knockwood’s life that also casts a wide and critical glance at the forces that worked to undermine his existence and the indomitable spirit of a man who recovered from, yet still struggles to overcome, those forces.

Caversham Booksellers
98 Harbord St, Toronto, ON M5S 1G6 Canada
(click for map and directions)
All prices in $cdn
Copyright 2014

Phone toll-free (800) 361-6120
Tel (416) 944-0962 | Fax (416) 944-0963
E-mail info@cavershambooksellers.com
Hours: 9-6 M-W / 9-7 Th-F / 10-6 Sat / 12-5 Sun EST

search
Click here to read previous issues.
other lists
Aboriginal Issues