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category: Political Science
published: Oct 2017
publisher: University of Regina Press
imprint: U of R Press

Children of the Broken Treaty

Canada's Lost Promise and One Girl's Dream (New Edition)

by Charlie Angus

tagged: human rights, indigenous studies

In this new edition of Charlie Angus's award-winning and bestselling book, he brings us up-to-date on the unrelenting epidemic of youth suicides in Indigenous communities, the Thunder Bay inquiry into the shocking deaths of young people there, the powerful impact of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report, and how the Trudeau government's commitment to Indigenous communities continues to be stymied by decades-old policy roadblocks.

About the Author

Charlie Angus

Charlie Angus has served as the NDP Member of Parliament for Timmins-James Bay since 2004. In 1985 he formed the Juno-nominated alt-country band Grievous Angels. He became involved in politics through his organizing efforts to stop the Adams Mine garbage proposal and numerous plans to import PCBs to Northern Ontario. He is author/co-author of five books on Northern Ontario life and culture includingWe Lived a Life and Then Some andMirrors of Stone.
  • Winner, Saskatchewan Book Awards
  • Winner, 2015 INDIEFAB Award
  • Winner, Ontario History and Social Sciences Teacher Award
Editorial Reviews

"In reading this historic chronicle of the painful poverty among the Cree in James Bay, Ontario, Canada, I keep thinking how incredible it is that a member of parliament could care so much about his constituency and devote so much of his time to helping the beautiful people of the land of the Cree and Ojibway in sub-Arctic country."

— Alanis Obomsawin, Filmmaker

"Discomforting reading, but essential."

— John Ralston Saul

"Gripping. Disturbing. Maddening."

— Joseph Boyden

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