Children of the Broken Treaty

Children of the Broken Treaty

Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream

by Charlie Angus

Published by: University of Regina Press

342 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780889774018
  • Published: August 2015

$27.95

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780889774971
  • Published: October 2017

$24.95

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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.

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