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Monument to celebrate Attawapiskat education activist, Shannen Koostachin

Imaged used with permission from Jules Koostachin.

Shannen Koostachin died in a car crash in 2010 at the age of 15, but not before she had led a youth advocacy movement for equitable access to education and been nominated for Nobel International Children's Peace Prize. The late activist fought for "safe and comfy" schools for Attawapiskat youth.

Now, friends, family and those who have heard Koostachin's story are raising money to erect a monument in her honour in New Liskeard, Ontario. 

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