Seven Fallen Feathers

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Seven Fallen Feathers
Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern City
By (author): Tanya Talaga 

The groundbreaking and multiple award-winning national bestseller work about systemic racism, education, the failure of the policing and justice systems, and Indigenous rights by Tanya Talaga.

Over the span of eleven years, seven Indigenous high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. They were hundreds of kilometres away from their families, forced to leave home because there was no adequate high school on their reserves. Five were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior, below a sacred Indigenous site. Using a sweeping narrative focusing on the lives of the students, award-winning author Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest Canada’s long struggle with human rights violations against Indigenous communities.


- Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction 2017, Short-listed 
- B.C National Award for Canadian Non-fiction 2018, Short-listed
- Speaker's Book Award 2017, Short-listed
- National Bestseller 2017, Commended
- RBC Taylor Prize 2017, Winner
- Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing 2017, Winner
- First Nation Communities Read: Young Adult/Adult 2017, Winner
- W. Dafoe Book Prize 2017, Short-listed
- CBC Canada Reads 2017, Long-listed
- Indigo Best Book of the Decade 2017, Commended
- Walrus Book of the Decade 2017, Commended
- Globe and Mail Top 100 Book 2017, Commended
- National Post 99 Best Book of the Year 2017, Commended
- Chatelaine 20 Best Books of 2017 2017, Commended
- CBC’s Nonfiction Book of the Year 2017, Commended

8.5in x 5.5 x 1 in | 1.01 lb
384 pages
House of Anansi Press

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / Indigenous