I am reading Through Black Spruce by Joseph Boyden. He is a Canadian novelist who has wrote books like Three Day Road. Through Black Spruce is a story about a native family in Moosefactory struggling with alcoholism, biker gangs, native prejudices and modern assimilation. Joseph Boyden is also native making him connected to the text. He makes references to the residential schools which was a major event plaguing native people. He also makes references to modernization of native music. His knowledge of new and old native culture adds to the novel.