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.

Executive Producer / Ottawa

Todd Lamirande is Red River Metis. Todd first joined APTN in 2000 as a writer - researcher. He went on to be a videojournalist based in Vancouver. Todd has hosted three programs for APTN News and Current Affairs: the national news, Investigates and Nation to Nation.