Six years ago, a 14-year-old Cree activist named Shannen Koostachin had the simple but daunting dream of getting a “safe, comfy” school built in the benighted First Nations community of Attawapiskat. Reaching out to children across Canada, she sparked a movement that came to be known as Shannen’s Dream. She was killed in a car crash in 2010, but the movement gained ground, and a school is now scheduled to open this fall. This weekend, in honour of Have a Heart Day, an initiative in support of Canada’s First Nations children, The Globe and Mail is offering streaming of Hi-Ho Mistahey!, a one-hour documentary about the project from veteran filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin.
In Cree, the title means roughly “I love you very much.”
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