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Published on Jun 6, 2011
(ORDER ON DVD at www.heartspeak.ca) This 15-minute video captures the essence of school/community engagement around Shannen's Dream on the National Day of Action that took place in Ottawa on April 27, 2011. Highlights of the behind-the-scenes preparation and pre-walk school presentation at Lady Evelyn Alternative School include remarks from Shannen's parents, Shannen's Dream youth leaders (Chelsea Edwards and Chris Kataquapik from Attawapiskat), Eric Chen, Student Trustee, OSTA-AECO, Grand Chief Stan Beardy & Deputy Chief Terry Waboose, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) and MP Charlie Angus, Timmins-James Bay. We also see students from surrounding Ottawa schools marching on Parliament Hill and delivering their letters of support to MP Paul Dewar, Ottawa-Centre. Highlights from the speeches on Parliament Hill are combined with youth singing the song, "Diamonds in the Snow" along with musician/composer/MP Charlie Angus, Timmins-James Bay. Learn more at www.heartspeak.ca