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Red paint : the ancestral autobiography of a Coast Salish punk  Cover Image Book Book

Red paint : the ancestral autobiography of a Coast Salish punk / Sasha taqwšeblu LaPointe.

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  • ISBN: 9781640094147
  • ISBN: 1640094148
  • Physical Description: 225 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint Press, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"Sasha taqwšeblu LaPointe, a Coast Salish indigenous woman, has always longed for a sense of home. As a child her family moved around frequently, often staying in barely habitable church attics and trailers, dangerous places for young Sasha. As an adolescent determined to escape the poverty and abuse of her childhood in order to build a better future for herself and her people, Sasha throws herself headlong into the world, with little more to guide her than a passion for the thriving punk scene of the Pacific Northwest and a desire to live up to the responsibility of being the namesake of her beloved great-grandmother, a linguist who helped preserve her indigineous language of Lushootseed and one in a long line of powerful ancestors. Exploring what it means to be vulnerable in love and in art while offering an unblinking reckoning with personal traumas as well as the collective historical traumas of colonialism and genocide that continue to haunt native peoples, Red Paint is an intersectional autobiography of lineage, resilience and above all the ability to heal that chronicles Sasha's struggles navigating a collapsing marriage while answering the call to greater purpose. Set against a backdrop of tour vans and the breathtaking beauty of Coast Salish ancestral land and imbued with the universal spirit of punk--an ethos that challenges us to reclaim what's rightfully ours: our histories, our power, our traditions, and our truths--Red Paint is ultimately a story of the ways we learn to heal while fighting for our right to a place to call home."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: LaPointe, Sasha taqwšeblu.
Coast Salish Indians > Washington (State) > Biography.
Salishan women > Washington (State) > Biography.
Coast Salish Indians > History.
Coast Salish Indians > Social life and customs.
Punk culture > Washington (State)
Psychic trauma > Washington (State)
Resilience (Personality trait) > Washington (State)
Salish de la côte (Indiens) > Washington (État) > Biographies.
Femmes salish > Washington (État) > Biographies.
Salish de la côte (Indiens) > Histoire.
Salish de la côte (Indiens) > Mœurs et coutumes.
Punk (Mouvement) > Washington (État)
Traumatisme psychique > Washington (État)
Résilience (Trait de personnalité) > Washington (État)
HISTORY / United States / General.
Coast Salish Indians.
Coast Salish Indians > Social life and customs.
Psychic trauma.
Punk culture.
Resilience (Personality trait)
Salishan women.
Washington (State)
Coast Salish Indians > Biography.
Coast Salish Indians.
Genre: Autobiography.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library District. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at La Conner Regional Library.


  • 1 current hold with 2 total copies.
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La Conner Regional Library BIO LAPOINTE 112183 BIOGRAPHY Available -

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