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Children of the Broken Treaty

Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream

October 21, 2017 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780889774971
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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

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 Sir John A. Macdonald's time to today. He provides chilling insight into how Canada--through breaches of treaties, broken promises, and callous neglect--deliberately denied Indigenous children their basic human rights.

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.

About this Author

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

ISBN: 9780889774971
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 372
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Published: 2017-10-21


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

"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

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