Firekeeper's Daughter: A virtual chat with Angeline Boulley

by Native American Cultural Center

Lecture, Talk, or Panel Diversity and Inclusion

Tue, Nov 9, 2021

4 PM – 5 PM EST (GMT-5)

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Please join the Native American Cultural Center and the English Department at Yale in welcoming Angeline Boulley, author of Firekeeper's Daughter. The first 30 to register for the event will receive a copy of Firekeeper's Daughter.

Angeline Boulley, an enrolled member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, is a storyteller who writes about her Ojibwe community in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. She is a former Director of the Office of Indian Education at the U.S. Department of Education. Angeline lives in southwest Michigan, but her home will always be on Sugar Island. Firekeeper's Daughter is her debut novel.

In this riveting novel, a biracial, unenrolled tribal member and the product of a scandal, Daunis Fontaine, has never quite fit in—both in her hometown and on the nearby Ojibwe reservation. When her family is struck by tragedy, Daunis puts her dreams on hold to care for her fragile mother. The only bright spot is meeting Jamie, the charming new recruit on her brother's hockey team.

After Daunis witnesses a shocking murder that thrusts her into a criminal investigation, she agrees to go undercover. But the deceptions—and deaths—keep piling up and soon the threat strikes too close to home. How far will she go to protect her community if it means tearing apart the only world she's ever known?

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