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Author on residential schools: ‘Canadians don’t know’

The following is an excerpt from an article by Maia Kowalski that originally appeared in The Signal on October 16, 2015:

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Author Chris Benjamin talks about the history of the Schubenacadie Residential School.   Maia Kowalski


Speaking to a small crowd at Saint Mary’s University last night, [Chris Benjamin] said he was surprised by how much the survivors opened up to him in his interviews.

“Usually the response is, ‘people need to know,’” he said. “I think that’s sort of a mission that certain survivors have taken on, [because] they still feel Canadians don’t know – and they don’t – and they want to get their stories out there.”

Benjamin was on a “university book tour,” supporting his 2014 book, “Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School.”

Read the full article.