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
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Human Rights
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Indigenous Studies
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: October 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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From The Publisher*

"Incredibly important... makes your blood boil." - Christine Smith (MacFarlane), Rabble.ca

"The care and professionalism shown by Angus makes this more than just a book with a worthy subject that should be read by as many people as possible... it's a legitimate must-read." - Dan Rowe, Quill & Quire

In this new edition of Charlie Angus's award-winning and bestselling book, he brings us up-to-date on the unrelenting epidemic of youth suicides in Indigenous communities, the Thunder Bay inquiry into the shocking deaths of young people there, the powerful impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, and how the Trudeau government's commitment to Indigenous communities continues to be stymied by decades-old policy roadblocks.

Praise for Children of the Broken Treaty

- Quill & Quire Book of the Year
- Hill Times Book of the Year
- Ontario History and Social Sciences Teacher's Award
- 2015 Foreword Reviews INDIEFAB Award winner
- 2 Saskatchewan Book Awards (2016)
- 2016 Ottawa Book Awards Finalist

From The Publisher*

All Shannen wanted was a decent education. She found an ally in politician Charlie Angus, who had no idea she was going to change his life and inspire others to change the country. Children of the Broken Treaty is the story of the despair wrought upon Indigenous peoples. It is also a story of hope.

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. In this updated edition, 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.
Biographical Note

Charlie Angus is a musician, writer, and Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay.