Seven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city / Tanya Talaga.

Seven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city / Tanya Talaga.

By
Talaga, Tanya.

Publication Date
2017

Publication Information
Toronto : Anansi,

Physical Description
363 p.

Subject Term
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Civil rights.
 
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Government relations.
 
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Social conditions.
 
Indigenous peoples -- Social conditions.

Geographic Term
Canada -- Race relations.

Summary
In 1966, twelve-year-old Chanie Wenjack froze to death on the railway tracks after running away from residential school. An inquest was called and four recommendations were made to prevent another tragedy. None of those recommendations were applied. More than a quarter of a century later, from 2000 to 2011, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave home and live in a foreign and unwelcoming city. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Jordan Wabasse, a gentle boy and star hockey player, disappeared into the minus twenty degrees Celsius night. The body of celebrated artist Norval Morrisseau's grandson, Kyle, was pulled from a river, as was Curran Strang's. Robyn Harper died in her boarding-house hallway and Paul Panacheese inexplicably collapsed on his kitchen floor. Reggie Bushie's death finally prompted an inquest, seven years after the discovery of Jethro Anderson, the first boy whose body was found in the water. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this small northern city that has come to manifest Canada's long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

Language
English

ISBN
9781487002268

General Note
Includes index.


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