I was very broken’: Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors seek compensation – Global

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I was very broken’: Newfoundland and Labrador residential school survivors seek compensation – Global

by ahnationtalk on November 19, 2015266 Views

November 19, 2015

Josie Penny was sent to school at age seven, moving from her family’s home in remote Roaches Brook, Labrador, to the village of Cartwright.

She was excited to go. There were no schools on the coast – Roaches Brook only had three families living there, and her family spent summers on Spotted Island, where her father fished for cod.

It was a “very primitive lifestyle,” she said.

“Education wasn’t a priority where I came from. Survival was,” she said. “I just wanted to go to school. I had no idea what school was like and what I was getting myself into.”

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2349853/i-was-very-broken-newfoundland-and-labrador-residential-school-survivors-seek-compensation/

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