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Connecting the dots of aboriginal injustice – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on June 1, 2015406 Views

My husband asked me to go on a road trip with him a few weeks ago. I was mostly happy but a tiny bit terrified. He wanted us to go to Sioux Lookout, Ont., for the weekend to visit his old residential school.

Worst-case scenarios littered my thoughts. Would he show me unmarked graves of school children? Break down into a shuddering lump on the ground, or share stories that would give me nightmares?

A few years back, I went with my uncle to support him when he had to recount his abuses in detail to his lawyers. It was part of his residential school claim. The experience was traumatic for both of us.

My husband counts himself lucky. His parents — both Cree Indians and residential school survivors — worked at the residential school. His dad, the principal, was an Anglican priest. They lived at the school for two years; he and his classmates were bussed to school in town. But unlike his classmates, he went home to his parents every day.

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