November 2018 Indigenous Stories Related Resources: Seven Fallen Feathers
Our resources this week focus on all things related to Seven Fallen Feathers by Tanya Talaga. We’re excited to share links and information that will help you get to know the author and historical background of those mentioned in the text.
RESOURCES RELATED TO SEVEN FALLEN FEATHERS
Seven Fallen Feathers was named the best political book of 2017. Here’s why…
Take a look at Thunder Bay and get to know the setting of much of the action in Seven Fallen Feathers.
Want to learn more about the Prophecy of the Seven Fires? Take a look at this explanation of the seven prophets and what each one’s existence means. If you’re more of a visual learner, check out this video instead!
In 2013, the Church apologize to Kenora residential school survivors for the treatment they endured. Read more about their statement and the reaction in this article.
What is Canada’s Indian Act? This interview explains its structure and historical repercussions since 1876.
Learn more about Chanie Wenjack’s early life and see photos of him shared from his family. Unfortunately, his family did not learn about the discovery of his body until it was published in Maclean’s. Take a look at the original article that shared the devastating news to his family.
Amnesty International had Seven Fallen Feathers as its May/June 2018 book club pick! Check out their discussion guide here.
Want to take action? Here are a few ways to do so:
Join one of the campaigns for equality and fairness for First Nations children and youth organized by Cindy Blackstock and the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society
Learn more about the work being done by the foundation set up by the Wenjack family and the late Gord Downie
Help your libraries indigenize their bookshelves!