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N.W.T. residential school survivors, descendants head to Edmonton for papal visit – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2022129 Views

Jul 21, 2022

‘A way for us to reconcile a path that was filled with hurts,’ says one woman heading south

The residential school system has been a large part of Mabel Brown’s family story.

At six years old, her mother was sent to St. Peter’s Indian Residential School in Hay River, N.W.T.

Brown herself also attended residential schools along with her eight siblings. She bounced around from Stringer Hall in Inuvik to Bompas Hall in Fort Simpson, and then to Akaitcho Hall in Yellowknife where she eventually graduated.

And that has left a lasting impact on her family to this day, according to the Inuvik resident.

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