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Children of the broken treaty : Canada's lost promise and one girl's dream

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  • ISBN: 9780889774018 (softcover)
  • Physical Description: xix, 324 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [290]-344).
Formatted Contents Note: part I, The shadow of St. Anne's. Duncan Campbell Scott comes to James Bay -- The mission school -- Three little boys -- The '60s solution -- The Chretien letter -- One little boy -- The dark legacy -- James Bay education after St. Anne's -- part II, Fire and water, 2004-06. James Bay journey -- The water crisis -- Fire and flood -- part III, Attawapiskat school campaign, 2007-09. The third generation -- Students helping students -- Containing the damage -- The spark -- Shannen meets Chuck -- The disappearing school -- The fight goes international -- Education is a human right -- Grade nine -- Six boys, one girl -- The year of emergencies -- The darkest part of the night -- People in tents -- Labour joins the fight -- Attawapiskat wins -- part IV, Shannen's dream, 2010 -- Tragedy -- Litter of puppies -- The dream is launched -- part V, Canada's Katrina moment, 2011-12. The 2011 housing crisis -- Rise of the trolls -- Christmas in Attawapiskat -- From Hawaii to Idle no more -- part VI, The future is now, 2012-15. The United Nations -- The rogue chiefs -- Shannen's team.
Summary, etc.: "Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of apartheid in Canada that led to the largest youth-driven human rights movement in the country's history. The movement was inspired by Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree woman George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls in history who kicked ass." All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Based on extensive documentation assembled from Freedom of Information requests, Angus establishes a dark, unbroken line that extends from the policies of John A. Macdonald to the government of today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied First Nations children their basic human rights."--
Subject: Koostachin, Shannen -- 1994-2010
Native children -- Education -- Ontario -- Attawapiskat Indian Reserve No. 91A
Indigenous children -- Ontario -- Education
Children's rights -- Ontario -- Attawapiskat Indian Reserve No. 91A
Native students -- Ontario -- Attawapiskat Indian Reserve No. 91A
Native children -- Government policy -- Canada
Indigenous children -- Government policy -- Canada
Youth protest movements -- Canada
Attawapiskat Indian Reserve No. 91A (Ont.)
Topic Heading: First Nations Canada.
Indigenous.
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