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Shannen and the dream for a school, Janet Wilson

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Shannen and the dream for a school
Title
Shannen and the dream for a school
Statement of responsibility
Janet Wilson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • cre
  • eng
Summary
  • "This is the true story of Shannen Koostachin and the people of Attawapiskat, a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since 1979, when a fuel spill contaminated their original school building. It is 2008, and thirteen-year-old Shannen and the other students at J.R. Nakogee Elementary are tired of attending class in portables that smell and don't keep out the freezing cold winter air. They make a YouTube video describing the poor conditions, and their plea for a decent school gains them attention and support from community leaders and children across the country. Inspired, the students decide to turn their grade-eight class trip into a visit to Ottawa, to speak to the Canadian government. Once there, Shannen speaks passionately to the politicians about the need to give Native children the opportunity to succeed. The following summer, Shannen is nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize. Her passion and that of the other students makes politicians stand up and take notice, and becomes a rallying point for the community and for the country
  • Shannen will never see her dream fulfilled. Tragically, she was killed in a car crash in 2010. Her family, friends, and supporters are continuing to fight and to honor her memory as they work for equality for children in communities everywhere."--Pub. website
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Janet
Dewey number
j971.004/97323092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Includes some text in Cree
LC call number
E99.C88
LC item number
K66 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
A kids' power book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Koostachin, Shannen
  • Koostachin, Shannen
  • Koostachin, Shannen
  • Koostachin, Shannen
  • Indian activists
  • Cree teenagers
  • Children's rights
  • Cree children
  • Cree Indians
  • Attawapiskat (Ont.)
  • Activistes indiens d'Amerique
  • Adolescents cris
  • Enfants
  • Enfants cris
  • Cris (Indiens)
  • Attawapiskat (Ont.)
  • Cree children
  • Indian activists
  • Cree teenagers
  • Children's rights
  • Cree Indians
  • Attawapiskat (Ont.)
  • Children's rights
  • Cree Indians
  • Cree teenagers
  • Indian activists
  • Ontario
  • Native activists
  • Native peoples
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Shannen and the dream for a school, Janet Wilson
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Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082976359
Label
Shannen and the dream for a school, Janet Wilson
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1082976359

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