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First Nations Children: The back of the bus
From a Toronto Star opinion piece:
There has been a lot of hot air about coalitions and majorities in this election campaign and about when bickering is not bickering. None of this inspires any hope for First Nations children and youth living in Canada's remote communities and struggling to get a decent education. The story of Shannen Koostachin illustrates the tragic and ongoing neglect of a key national issue.
It was the dream of Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree student, to have a real school. Tragically, Shannen's life ended much too soon in a 2010 road accident, but her dream of equal rights for First Nations children has not died. That dream has grown into a social justice movement that is gaining momentum and leading to a National Day of Action on April 27.