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Talking Indian School Road with the Coast

In the Sept 18 issue of the Coast (Halifax’s independent weekly newspaper), city editor Jacob Boon interviewed author Chris Benjamin about his new book, Indian School Road: Legacies of the Shubenacadie Residential School. Here is a brief excerpt from the interview:

Why did you want to write this book?

I’m interested in all kinds of social justice issues, but I was fascinated by the residential school system and what happened. Always the question left in my mind was, as a European-descended Canadian, what the hell were we thinking? I just wanted to understand the thinking that went into the school. I had a rudimentary idea of what that was, but where did it come from? Who was behind it?

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