Couple who worked in a residential school denounce horrors they witnessed

From CBC’s YouTube channel:

Nancy Dyson and Dan Rubenstein worked at St. Michael’s Indian Residential School on Vancouver Island in 1970 as child-care workers. They say after speaking out about neglect and abuse at the school to federal authorities they were fired the next day.

The couple also wrote a book about their experiences.

The most horrifying part, for me, is how Nancy relates that “many of the children we worked with were dead at a young age.” Beyond the so-called schools’ stated purpose of “killing the Indian in the child”, this seems to be very much a case of “killing the Indian AS a child”.

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