RED RIVER GIRL: A Journey Into The Dark Heart Of Canada


RED RIVER GIRL: A Journey Into The Dark Heart Of Canada

JOANNA JOLLY    Book Number: 89001    Product format: Hardback

We are transported to Sagkeeng First Nation Reserve, under a wide sky where the birch and aspen are turning yellow in the late summer sun. On 17th August 2014, the body of 15 year old Indigenous runaway Tina Fontaine was found weighted down in the Red River in the Canadian city of Winnipeg. The loss of Tina was a tragedy for her family and community and exposed a national scandal - Indigenous women are vastly more likely than any other Canadians to be assaulted and killed. Hundreds have been murdered or simply gone missing and many of these cases have never been solved. Tina's death caused an outcry and the police investigation and trial that followed sparked widespread debate. In an astonishing feat of investigation, award-winning BBC reporter and documentary maker Joanna Jolley has reconstructed Tina's life, from her childhood on the Reservation to her difficult teenage years. She tells the compelling story of the elaborate police investigation (not like CSI), of life on the instalment plan, the green duvet cover and the detective obsessed with bringing Tina's killer to justice. She also discovers the dark side of a country known for its tolerance and liberal values but reveals how Indigenous women, sex workers, community leaders and activists are fighting back to protect themselves and change perceptions. 294pp.
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