“I’ve always been scared and I still am scared, but I’m starting to speak out a lot better and more and I want it better for me and my grandchildren and my kids, so they can have a little bit of a better life, so I think this will help to heal a lot.”
Alice George – at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings in Port Alberni.
Residential Schools are a shameful part of Canada’s history. Aboriginal children, forced to live in these ‘schools’ away from their families, suffered systematic abuse at the hands of their captors. Alice George sums it up well – it is about healing so the next generation does not suffer.