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Hi-Ho Mistahey!

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Fourteen-year-old Shannen Koostachin launched a campaign to build a suitable school for the children of the Cree community of Attawapiskat in 2008. Two years later, tragedy struck when Shannen was killed in a car accident. Her campaign became a national movement, bringing people from all walks of life together to make Shannen’s Dream—the dream of fairness in education for First Nations children, in schools that are safe and welcoming—a reality.

With the documentary Hi-Ho Mistahey!, Alanis Obomsawin brings together the voices of those who have taken Shannen’s Dream across Canada and all the way to the United Nations in Geneva, in a larger-than-life adventure.

In February 2012, a motion on education for First Nations children passed unanimously in the House of Commons. The voice of the children had been heard, and construction of a new school in Attawapiskat could finally begin.

2013, 98 min 38 s

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Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2014, New York, USA

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EDA Award for Best female-directed documentary
Film Festival
December 4 to 8 2013, Whistler - Canada

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