Firewater: how alcohol is killing my people (and yours)
Bestsellers (Non-fiction), Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction), Social issues
Drawing on his years of experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory, the author challenges readers to change the story we tell ourselves about the drink that goes by many names—booze, hooch, spirits, sauce, and the evocative “firewater.”… Confronting the harmful stereotype of the “lazy, drunken Indian,” and rejecting medical, social, and psychological explanations of the roots of alcoholism, Johnson cries out for solutions, not diagnoses, and shows how alcohol continues to kill so many. Bestseller. 2016.