14196112_1831968817037214_226175303617267634_oWhen former Maclean’s editor Alexandra Shimo arrives in Kashechewan, a fly-in, northern Ontario reserve, to investigate rumours of a fabricated water crisis and document its deplorable living conditions, she soon finds herself drawn into the troubles of the reserve. Unable to cope with the desperate circumstances, she begins to fall apart.

A moving tribute to the power of hope and resilience, Invisible North is an intimate portrait of a place where survival is a daily challenge. Part memoir, part history of the Canadian reserves, Shimo offers an expansive exploration and unorthodox take on many of the Native issues that dominate the news today, including suicide crises, murdered and missing indigenous women and girls, Treaty rights, Native Sovereignty, and deep poverty.


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