A Place Where it Feels Like Home: The Story of Tina Fontaine

by pmnationtalk on March 12, 2019214 Views

March 12, 2019 – Sagkeeng First Nation

Tina Fontaine might always be known for the tragic way in which she died, but it is her life that is an important story worth knowing.

It was on August 17, 2014, when most people would learn her name, but Tina’s story began long before that day. It began even before Tina was born on New Year’s Day in 1999.

To know Tina’s story, to really understand how she came to symbolize a churning anger of a nation enraged, each of us can look as far back as the arrival of European settlers, and as close to home as the depth of our own involvement or indifference in the lives and experiences of Indigenous youth.

To view full report: https://manitobaadvocate.ca/wp-content/uploads/MACY-Special-Report-March-2019-Tina-Fontaine-FINAL1.pdf

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