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Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream by Charlie Angus

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Children of the Broken Treaty: Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream
by Charlie Angus

8vo. pp. xix, 344. b/w illustrations. bibliography. index. wrs. Regina: University of Regina Press, [2017].


ISBN-10: 0889774978 / ISBN-13: 9780889774971


"A Legitimate Must-Read" - QUILL & QUIRE

Named "Book of the Year" by the Hill Times, National Post, and Quill & Quire, Children of the Broken Treaty exposes a system of Canadian apartheid 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 teenanager who died tragically at the age of fifteen. All she wanted was a decent education, and hher fight to get it shows the injustices faced by generations of indigenous children. Shannen found an ally in Charlie Angus, who had no idea how she would change his life and spark others to change the country.  a 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 Sir John A. Macdonald's time to today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada-through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect-deliberately denied Indigenous children their basic human rights.

This new edition of Angus's best-selling book, illuminated the inquiry into the deaths of young people in Thunder Bay, Canada's Indigenous youth suicide epidemic, the impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and why the Trudeau government's commitment to Indigenous communities remains unfulfilled.