The Canadian Press

2015-02-15 | School Demolition

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Robert Joseph says the demolition of St. Michaels Indian Residential School in the remote Vancouver Island community of Alert Bay is being viewed as a symbolic removal of a dark cloud over the community and many of its residents. Thousands of aboriginal children from British Columbia's north coast were sent to the Anglican Church run school where many faced physical and sexual abuse. (Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde will attend a day-long demolition ceremony at the school grounds.)

Date: 2015-02-15
Placeline: VICTORIA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the survivors have we spoken to a really excited about the idea that came out of the coma school is coming down that's going to be demolished because that's been as a constant reminder of their experiences right and it really has cast a dark shadow on and limes be for so long >>