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

Category: Book
By (author): Angus, Charlie
Subject:  EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: August 2015
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 342
Size: 9.00in x 6.03in x 0.75in
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From The Publisher*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 whom George Stroumboulopoulos named as one of "five teenage girls who kicked ass in history."

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.
From The Publisher*Children of the Broken Treaty is a book about how Canada cannot afford to squander the potential of another generation of First Nations children.
Review Quote*"The story of sustained evil done by our government to Indigenous peoples...discomforting reading, but essential." John Ralston Saul
Review Quote*"I keep thinking how incredible it is that a Member of Parliament could care so much about his constituency." Alanis Obamsawin
Review Quote*"Shannen did everything in her power to ensure First Nations children get the proper education they deserve, and after reading this book, you will too." Cindy Blackstock
Biographical NoteCharlie Angus is an elected Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay. The author of six books, including Unlikely Radicals, he is also the front man of the band Grievous Angels.