Shane is a smart, popular Anishinaabe teenager who dreams of leaving his northern Ontario reserve to go to live in the city with his secret boyfriend David, and go to University. When his sister Destiny takes her own life, Shane's world falls apart. His mother Jackie shuts herself inside the house and loses her job, leaving Shane to take care of her. Before long, Shane discovers that without any income, the only way to pay for the reconstruction of their collapsing roof is to sacrifice the money saved for his education. Now, Shane has one month to find ten thousand dollars or be forced to choose between his family home, and the future he's been dreaming of.