Rhymes for Young Ghouls

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Rhymes for Young Ghouls

Group 4:MJ DavisBrenda LucioKevin Flynn

Red Crow Mi'gMaq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school.At 15, Aila is the weed princess of Red Crow. Hustling with her uncle Burner, she sells enough dope to pay Popper her "truancy tax", keeping her out her out of St.Ds. But when Aila's drug money is stolen and her father Joseph returns from prison, the precarious balance of Aila's world is destroyed. Her only options are to run or fight ... and Mi'gMaq don't run."

Rhymes for Young Ghouls

While we all felt that although this is a wonderful and important piece of media, it doesn’t exactly fit what we believe to be “literature” and thus belongs as it is-a very moving film.

In relation to Literature

For the last few decades, there have been multiple lawsuits brought against the Canadian government for their polices concerning the Canadian Indian Residential School System and its abuses toward the First Nation peoples of Canada.

The Truth in the Movie

“I want to take the violence and sadness that exists on reserves, and create a human hero. I need to show Native people just how strong we are,”

Director: Jeff Barnaby

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