Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City By Tanya Talaga (22)

The indigenous people have a really difficult time lately with children disappearing and being murdered. This situation has hit a crisis point lately.  Therefore, this book is very important for our times, especially we who are outside of the indigenous community.  It’s hard to believe that there is so much violence and tragedy in the indigenous community. It is a sad and eye-opening book.

From 2000 to 2011, seven indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were hundreds of kilometers away from their families, forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on the reserves. What a sad, sad story!

five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning investigative journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.

I found this book very informative and difficult to read. But it is the reality for many Indigenous families. I will now include them in my prayers every night.

 

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I am a freelance and academic writer. I am currently writing a book called `Fearless Freelance Writers`. Please look out for it soon on this blog.
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