canadian history

canadian history

ATTAWAPISKAT SCHOOL RALLY

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The fight by students from Attawapiskat First Nation (northern Canada) for equal education rights became the largest youth-driven, child's rights movement in Canadian history. This video made in April 2008 shows the growing support for a school for Attawapiskat children. The video includes photographs of the Sacred Fire Rally held in Fort Albany First Nation to support Attawapiskat youth. Youth leader Shannen Koostachin figures prominently in many of the photographs.