Indian Horse is the 2018 film edition of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning young adult novel published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2012. Richard Wagamese (1955-2017) an Ojibwe from the Wabaseemoong First Nation in northwestern Ontario, was recognized as one of Canada’s foremost First Nations authors and storytellers. Throughout his career, Wagamese received many major awards, including a National Newspaper Award; two Native American Press Association Awards; the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature; the Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media and Communications; the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize; and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Matt Cohen Award, which honours writers who have dedicated their entire professional lives to writing. The reissue of Indian Horse marks the spring 2018 film release of the same name. Saul Indian Horse has hit bottom. His last binge almost killed him, and now he's a reluctant resident in a treatment centre for alcoholics, surrounded by people he's sure will never understand him. But Saul wants peace, and he grudgingly comes to see that he'll find it only through telling his story. With him, readers embark on a journey back through the life he's led as a northern Ojibwe, with all its joys and sorrows. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibwe man. First Nation Communities Read 2013-2014 Short List. First Nation Communities Read was pleased to announce that Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese was the 10th anniversary community reading selection. Author commentary: http://www.teachingbooks.net/book_reading.cgi?id=9532&a=1 Highly recommended.