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The Fire Within

My struggle for justice, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls

By: John Fox

About the Book

In The Fire Within, my struggle for justice, missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, MMIWG, John T. Fox presents a painfully honest view of his life. From childhood to present day, he explores the struggles and triumphs he has experienced, including his battle with alcoholism and the loss of a beloved family member. He doesn’t hold back from the truth. He faces it head-on, encouraging readers to examine themselves and the current state of the world.


About the Author

John T. Fox is from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve in Ontario, Canada, and is a full-blooded Ojibway Native American. He loves attending traditional gatherings, powwows, and ceremonies. He also enjoys the outdoors and activities such as camping, canoeing, fishing, and hunting. Fox and his family live in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.


(2019, ebook)


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  • 5
    Raw, brutally honest & powerful memoir about resilience, healing and a father's fight for justice

    Posted by Kathy McCarthy on Sep 16th 2019

    The Fire Within is a powerful memoir about resilience, healing from trauma and a father's fight for justice. An absolute page-turner, I read it all in one sitting. There were times when I couldn't help but cry from the depth of emotion I felt from the author's words, and also times that I laughed. Both are good medicines for healing. I suspect the author knows this. I can't imagine the courage it took to write this memoir. Mr. Fox takes a brutally honest look at himself, doesn't shy away from the rough parts that we all have, bravely admits his wrongdoings, apologizes and details how he healed himself in our traditional ways through ceremony. He should be commended for his bravery. After reading this book, the reason he healed himself is put an end to the intergenerational trauma once and for all. Love for his family, his nation and his people is his fire within. He is a role model and an inspiration to all our men and our warriors. Well done, Mr. Fox! Msit no'kmaq/All My Relations

  • 5
    The Fire Within. John T Fox

    Posted by Thomas B Walker on Aug 26th 2019

    This is the best modern Native Narrative of the life of a male native and there struggles to be excepted in a White Society!