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Although seemingly disjointed at first, once I got into the groove of this book, I quite enjoyed Contains some beautiful passages It is the story of Paulette Jiles, a journalist who was sent by the CBC to work in remote Northern Ontario. The story of an adventurous soul traveling to, and living in, a hostile environment can be interesting For me, this story was not interesting It was tedious and verbose Others may find the local language treatment of interest. @READ DOWNLOAD ⚜ North Spirit: Sojourns Among the Cree and Ojibway ⚡ In , Paulette Jiles arrived in Northern Ontario to run a community radio station Romantic notions of primitive life immediately faded in the harsh setting The first night, she would have frozen without a willing husky pup who shared her bed Humorous vignettes convey Jiles reverence for native tradition and storytelling and her affection for colleagues and companions Jiles spent some time among the Ojibway and Cree people of northern Canada, their native environment, learning their language, culture, and stories, and gaining their friendship There are some wonderful sections of this book, but I can t help feeling that the book neededediting Just as the stories themselves, this book should be read in the winter, preferably before a warm fire You will definitely come away from it wondering why you aren t takingwalks in the wilderness, and why th Jiles spent some time among the Ojibway and Cree people of northern Canada, their native environment, learning their language, culture, and stories, and gaining their friendship There are some wonderful sections of this book, but I can t help feeling that the book neededediting Just as the stories themselves, this book should be read in the winter, preferably before a warm fire You will definitely come away from it wondering why you aren t takingwalks in the wilderness, and why the heck you do spend so much time in front of the TV I checked this out from the library I loved two of Paulette Jiles novels and wanted to readby her This was an interesting memoir written in the 1990s about her time in a small, Native village in the Canadian wilderness Jiles was there to run a radio station I think it could be pretty good but I have other things I need to be reading And, I had to return it. My copy is called North Spirit, Travels among the Cree and Ojibway Nations and Their Star Maps by Paulette JilesAn engaging approach and good read I enjoyed the mythology within the narrative, the cultural reflections, and the portrayal of life in the north This book especially interested me because it describes how Paulette first moved north as a community animator for a radio station, a position I once held when working in radio in northern Alberta Highly recommended. Seems like an old tale of discovery told in legend form. Wonderful Paulette Jiles spent seven years in northern Ontario with the Cree and Ojibway people as a radio announcer She writes about everything, the weather, the changes going on with the culture, the harrowing plane rides as she goes from village to village but mostly about the people and especially the elders She brings to life the day to day struggles of just existing in this environment but also the humor and family life. The Story of how Paulette Jiles got her nickname of Paunets i.e Shabby Little Sioux There s no L in Ojibway, so Paul ette becomes Paun ette, A puan is a Sioux Why are you laughing Nathan You d just have to know the language It s too complicated He fell into frank, outright laughter What about this Sioux business I said It s just that puan means something like, oh, weird foreigner And ette becomes ess , that s a diminutive suffix that implies something kind of messy and worn The Story of how Paulette Jiles got her nickname of Paunets i.e Shabby Little Sioux There s no L in Ojibway, so Paul ette becomes Paun ette, A puan is a Sioux Why are you laughing Nathan You d just have to know the language It s too complicated He fell into frank, outright laughter What about this Sioux business I said It s just that puan means something like, oh, weird foreigner And ette becomes ess , that s a diminutive suffix that implies something kind of messy and worn out Ha ha ha Shabby Little Sioux Oh, sorry, excuse me He got up and laughed himself out from Chapter 20 pgs 129 130 in the 400 page Anchor Canada edition North Spirit is Paulette Jiles s 1995 memoir of the several years in the 1970s that she spent in northern Ontario after moving to Canada in the late 1960s from Missouri She had been a poet early in her writing career but has subsequently taken to writing historical fiction Her latest novel News of the World from 2016 seems to have been a breakout book for her based on the number of its ratings and reviews on Goodreads.I especially enjoy fish out of water stories and learning about other languages and cultures and North Spirit covered all of those bases for me It is fairly wide ranging as it covers all of the various jobs that Jiles had over several years included stints as radio station assistant, newspaper photographer reporter and theatre playwright The framing device of the story is a theatre tour of northern Ontario communities for which Jiles was the play writer and where the young cast included the Canadian actor Graham Greene who went on to a wide ranging career of various TV and film roles Jiles used her learned radio station experience to create the stage work.The several dozen chapters are often self contained stories of Jiles s adventures in First Nations communities where she learned the basics of Cree and Ojibway languages and the writing of their syllabics Her respect for the elders in the communities especially rings through as well as her enjoyment of the story telling of myths and legends Her self deprecatory humour also helps in endearing us to her personality The opening quoted story here is a great example of that and also gives an idea of the spirit and tone of the book.My thanks to good friends Liisa and Martin who gifted this book to me Meegwetch