There are more Indigenous children in the Canadian child welfare system today than there were at the height of Residential schools in 1953. Katherine Gandy, a Secwépemc and Ojibwe grassroots organizer, recounts her battle with the child welfare system in Toronto.
Shannon Carranco is an investigative journalist in Toronto. Since 2017, Shannon has written extensively on the Far Right in Canada with the Montreal Gazette, The National Post and The Globe and Mail. She worked as an associate producer for CBC’s The Fifth Estate in 2019. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Shannon’s lived across North America, from the San Francisco Bay Area to rural Quebec. She has a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Concordia University. In 2020 Shannon was nominated for a Digital Publishing Award for her work with the Globe and Mail. In 2021 she and her team at The Fifth Estate won a Canadian Screen Award.