Social Justice Stories

building compassion, tolerance, and responsible citizenship through social justice narratives

Great Women from our First Nations

By Kelly Fournel

This new title in the First Nations Series for Young Readers profiles ten outstanding women leaders. They include Suzanne Rochon-Burnett, a Métis broadcaster, journalist and First Nations advocate; Sandra Lovelace, winner of the Governor General's Award for her work on Native Women's rights; Susan Aglukark, Inuit singer and songwriter; and Emily Pauline Johnson, Canada's first published First Nations poet. All of these trailblazing women are role models who have raised the profile of indigenous culture in North America.