Susan Caribou lost nieces, close-family friends to violence in Manitoba
By Donna Carreiro, CBC News
Sunday dinner at Susan Caribou's is more than just soup and bannock. It is a grassroots effort to nourish the family tree, and wash away the bloodshed that's stained it.
Special to The Globe and Mail
Growing up on an urban reserve, I still remember my excited anticipation as the first day of grade 10 grew near – the friends I would make, the teachers I would have, the possibilities of the school year ahead. This is a feeling Tina Fontaine will never know, as her life was ended violently last week just before the 15-year-old was to head back to school alongside her peers in Winnipeg. Prior to her death, Tina had run away from her group home placement – a demonstration of resistance to a notoriously broken national child welfare system.