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Shannen Koostachin

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Transcript of Shannen Koostachin

To briefly describe this book, it's about Shannen at the age of thirteen years-old and the people of Attawapiskat which is a Cree community in Northern Ontario, who have been fighting for a new school since the late 1970s when a fuel spill contaminated their school. Also, her and the students make a YouTube video about the poor conditions,and their hope for a decent school gets them attention and support from community leaders especially, children around Ontario. Then students decide to turn their grade-eight class trip into a visit to Ottawa to speak to the Canadian government. When they get there Shannen speaks passionately to the politicians about the need to give Native children the chance to succeed. Then out of nowhere when summer arrives Shannen is nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. Her passion and dedication makes politicians stand up and realize the issues that are occurring. Unfortunately Shannen will never see her dream fulfilled.
Shannen receiving Human Rights
Award
Shannen Koostachin and Serena Koostachin
Ontario Federation of Labour Convention.Nov. 27, 2009.
Shannen Koostachin
Videos
Full name: Shannen Noella Jane Koostachin
Date Of Birth: Tuesday, July 12th , 1994
Place of Birth: Attawapiskat, Ontario
Native Heritage: Mushkegowuk Innanu

Basic Information
An Inspirational Teen Hero!
Shannen Koostachin Had a dream and what that was, was for her and her classmates including children everywhere were given the opportunities of education that all children of Canada are given
Shannen's Dream:
Shannen and The Dream for A School
Rest In Peace Shannen Koostachin:)
Accomplishments/Awards
Led a campaign of school children to fight for the right to safe suitable schools and cultural educatuion for First Nations children all over Canada.
Human rights Award
Nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize that was awarded by Nobel prize winners.
International Children's Peace Prize
Quotes
"I would tell the children not to be afraid, to follow their dreams. I would tell them to never give up hope. Get up, pick up your books, and go to school (just not in portables)." - Shannen Koostachin
" I was honoured to know her" - Charlie Angus MP
" Shannen stayed with my family and I for about year, she was like a daughter to me " - Charlie Angus MP
Death
Shannen Koostachin died in a terrible automobile accident , a transport truck hit the vehicle she was in on Tuesday, June 1st, 2010
Let's help her make her dream become a reality!

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