Journey to healing: Stories of a residential school survivor

“Good morning, my name is Deborah, and I’m a genocidal prison survivor,” begins Deborah Hayward, a Native American elder.

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The words “genocidal prison” are often associated with a concentration camp in Poland 80 years ago or a mysterious far-off communist gulag. However, Hayward is referencing a school where she was locked up in Canada.