Truth-telling helped us, and it’s helping Canada,’ says residential school survivor – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201739 Views

Supreme Court ruled survivors will be able to choose whether their IAP testimony records are kept

Oct 10, 2017

Amanda Adrian knew there was something wrong with her dad, Ted Quewezance.

For years, she and four sisters didn’t know what was causing the drinking, the emotional distance and other unhealthy behaviour. Quewezance had buried his secret deep inside, even after becoming chief of his Keeseekoose First Nation in east-central Saskatchewan.

It was the same secret shared by tens of thousands of Indigenous people across Canada. He was hiding the memory of physical and sexual abuse suffered in residential schools.

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