The memory of Shannen Koustachin was kept alive at a recent event at the Museum of Nature in Ottawa.
On the evening, June Girvan, Community Service Award winner for 2014, was feted by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation for her extraordinary work in children’s rights. June dedicated the award to the memory of Shannen Koustachen and her “Dream Team” of activists for carrying on Shannen’s work–equal education for First Nations children. Shannen has inspired youth across Canada to continue her work of bringing justice to First Nations children across Canada who continue to suffer systemic discrimination at the hands of the Federal government.
Project of Heart supports the Shannen’s Dream team of youth as they await the outcome of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal as they decide whether or not Canada discriminates against First Nations children in health, education, and child welfare.
Project of Heart sends out a chi-meegwetch to children’s rights activist, June Girvan for acknowledging Shannen and the youth who were inspired by her!