Bones of Crows is a limited drama series told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears (Grace Dove). Along with her siblings, she's wrenched from her loving family on the plains and sent to a residential school, where they are abused and starved. Meanwhile, the government takes away her parents' home and land.
Years later, she meets a man who also survived Canada's residential school system and he leaves to fight in WWII. When he comes back, his service seems to be unappreciated and they both struggle to create better lives for their children.