How a Sask. residential school survivor is teaching Indigenous culture to the next generation – CTV News

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Nov. 14, 2022

Walking across the stage with a Masters of Indigenous Education diploma is not a place Jeff Cappo ever thought he’d be.

“I spent some time in residential school growing up. I spent quite a number of years there,” Cappo said.

“I wasn’t supposed to be where I am today.”

Originally from Muscowpetung First Nation, Cappo attended Gordon’s Indian Residential School for five years.

“My growing up was survival. Education was the furthest thing from my mind,” he said.

In 2014, that changed. He went to the University of Saskatchewan to complete the Indian Teacher Education program.

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