A dozen years after she called out Canada, people remember Shannen Koostachin

‘She was really driven because she was afraid her childhood was disappearing.’

Shannen’s Dream seemed simple enough: a school for her community of Attawapiskat.

That dream however was a hard fought campaign to get the federal government to pay for it.

While there is a new school in Attawapiskat, Shannen Koostachin wouldn’t live to see it.

She died in a car crash in 2010 at the age of 15.

Today people are remembering the teenager and her dream.

Host/Producer Nation to Nation - Ottawa

Todd Lamirande is a member of the Métis Nation. He’s the Host/Producer of APTN’s political show, Nation to Nation. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a video journalist. He then anchored APTN National News for 2 years and moved on to host APTN Investigates for 5 seasons.