Sudburians honouring Cree teen’s fight for better education

By Ivan Radisic for NorthernLife.ca

 | May 20, 2015
200515_Shannen_KoostachinThere is a strong Sudbury connection to a movement to honour a Northern Ontario teen whose fight to bring better education to remote First Nations communities was tragically cut short.

Attawapiskat First Nation member Shannen Koostachin will be honoured and remembered with a bronze sculpture and special installation in New Liskeard. Before she was killed in a collision in 2010, the 15-year-old was fighting hard to bring quality education to her own community, as well as other remote First Nations communities, which often struggle with substandard equipment and facilities.

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