Below are some personal accounts of abuse from Indian residential school survivors. More to follow:
"Sister Hilda...attacked me with a broom, pushing the straw end into my face, screaming, 'You call this clean?" J C, 9yrs, Marty Mission boarding school around 1925.
"At Hayward boarding school I did not experience the feel of that leather strap, probably because I was so small and most likely because I did everything I was told." J.C., 7yrs old, early 1920s.
"Every month we would be taken to see a movie at the local town. If we were noisy, the nuns would make us put our heads down. If we looked up they would hit us. How could they expect little kids not to look up?" D.C., Marty Mission boarding school around 1932.
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