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UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 73-78
Critical essay titled Adolescent Literature & Intersectional Oppression by Zacharia Jefferson Macneal Cross in UReCA: The NCHC Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creative Activity, 2021, pages 73-78.
Healing Historical Trauma in The Marrow Thieves
In this essay I examine how Cherrie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves acknowledges and works through the struggles of Native Americans, allowing the characters a way through their seemingly impossible survival and clearing a path to heal their historical trauma. The ability to dream is a key element of this processing of trauma, as well as the very thing that they are hunted for.