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  • Keywords
    • truth and reconciliation,
    • indigenous authors,
    • indigenous teachings,
    • exploring your ancestry,
    • reuniting with family,
    • residential school survivors,
    • solve an old murder mystery

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Throwaway People
by Mallory Eaglewood

Birdie’s world is forever changed when she discovers the lifeless body of a fisherman on a Scottish beach. This tragic event brings back haunting memories of her older brother’s mysterious disappearance from her family when she was just eleven years old. Birdie was told to forget him, and eventually she did—until that day on the beach when she knew that she must return to her Native roots, to find her brother Gerald. Birdie’s quest takes her from the Scottish Highlands, where she has found love and family, to her British Columbia hometown to seek the truth about her brother and her ancestral history. As a Métis woman, she must grapple with her Indigenous heritage, a legacy she’s been raised to conceal, and mend the fragments of their family. However, to achieve that goal, she must risk everything to navigate a challenging path of racism, betrayal, and her own guilt. Her exploration of a painful past leads her into the path of an old murder, a wrongful conviction, and a relentless murderer intent on burying his crimes at any cost. While Birdie navigates her way through a labyrinth of secrets, the inconvenient truths of the historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous people emerge. Her pursuit of the truth becomes a transformative odyssey, both for her lost family and for herself. As Birdie confronts her fears, she uncovers answers—about family, reconciliation, and love.

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Inspired by her Native grandmother and her heritage, Mallory Eaglewood created her healing song—the book you now hold in your hands. Throwaway People draws from the experiences of her Assiniboine grandmother’s harrowing journey as a Residential School Survivor and her grandfather’s poignant tale of deportation from Scotland during the Scottish Clearances. As well as her own personal experiences living in Scotland. Furthermore, Mallory has lectured on Native studies for many years and owned a tour company exclusively showcasing First Nations in their traditional lands. A decorated author, Mallory’s accolades include the prestigious Author of the Year award from the Province Newspaper, and her articles can be seen in various magazines. Her previous books include poetry in English and French, short stories, and plays. As a member of the Federation of BC Writers and the League of Canadian Poets, she is an active presence in the literary community. Visit her at


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