Joey Nodin never appears in the novel, but he’s fathered several children in the Sault, including Heather Nodin and Ryan. He didn’t care about his kids until the casino began distributing per-cap payments—and then he set up Heather’s mom to lose custody and took custody of Heather himself, all so he could claim her minor per-cap payments.
Joey Nodin Character Timeline in Firekeeper’s Daughter
The timeline below shows where the character Joey Nodin appears in Firekeeper’s Daughter. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...says that Heather used to be Heather Swanson—until the Tribe started paying per cap and Joey Nodin , her biological dad, claimed paternity and set Heather’s mom up for a drug bust.... (full context)