Seven Fallen Feathers

In Northern Ontario, Indigenous students had to leave their families and reserves to attend high school. Between 2000 and 2011 seven of these students died while living in Thunder Bay and the author uses their story and Thunder Bay as an example of Canada’s history of human rights violations against Indigenous people. This well-researched book reviews the legacy of colonialism and the deaths of the seven students, and brings the students to life, making them human and very real. Suitable for grades 10-12, it supports discussion of social justice and Truth and Reconciliation. Social considerations noted; a pre-warning and access to counsellors may be necessary for some students.
Indigenous
Aboriginal
First Nations
Indigenous communities
Indigenous people
residential schools
Thunder Bay
Attiwapiskat
land claims
racism
colonialism
colonization
reservations
reserves
government apology
Chanie Weijack
TRC: Truth and Reconciliation
Missing and Murdered Indigenous women
cultural genocide
intergenerational trauma
Indian Act
INAC
Shannen's Dream
Author/Publisher/Website
Talaga, T.
Primary Identifier
9781487002268
Subject
Applied Design, Skills & Technology