Parliament debates Shannen's dream



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The dream of a young girl from Attawapiskat has inspired a politician in Canada’s Parliament.

NDP MP Charlie Angus introduced a motion Thursday honouring the cause of Shannen Koostachin.

Koostachin grew up in Attawapiskat and never knew what a real school was like. She attended school in portable trailers after the community’s original elementary school was ruined by a diesel spill.

She later died in a car accident while attending school in the south.

Angus introduced a motion calling for equal rights for First Nation children.

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