The incredibly poignant story of Kateri, a young Cree girl being raised by her grandmother (her nôhkom) because her mother is "missing." The story is told from the perspective of both Kateri and her deceased mother (speaking from the spirit realm), and covers the milestone events in Kateri's life such as her first day of school, first date, and wedding. This puts a very human face on a national tragedy and helps the reader to understand its devastating, inter-generational effects.
A book review of Missing Nimâmâ by Barbara McNeil from the Canadian Review of Materials
Suitable for children ages 9 to 13.