St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament & Legacy is Available on Kobo

St. Michael’s Residential School

Lament & Legacyby Dan RubensteinNancy DysonIn 1970, Nancy Dyson and Dan Rubenstein were hired as childcare workers at the Alert Bay Student Residence (known as St. Michael’s Indian Residential School) on northern Vancouver Island. Shocked when Indigenous children are forcibly taken from their families, punished for speaking their First Nations languages, fed substandard food, and severely disciplined for minor offences, Dan and Nancy … Read more

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One Comment on “St. Michael’s Residential School: Lament & Legacy is Available on Kobo

  1. I just finished St. Michael’s Residential School. I grew up at Port McNeill. When I became a teacher I returned to teach at Port McNeill in 1958 to 1963 — then did substitute teaching until 1969. I substituted in the Port McNeill Secondary after it opened in 1968. I also led a Cub Pack and the Cubs from St. George’s visited us at Port McNeill sometime in the 60ies. I recall my Cubs and myself being aware of how the the caregivers who were Cub Leaders treated the boys. My Cubs asked me about the treatment?!!
    I was also active in the United Church. I recognize many of the people even though you have changed their names. I still have pottery from the potter.
    I knew the teacher from the public school — first as a school girl and later as a teacher. Port McNeill, Alert Bay and the other communities played ball and sometimes basketball against each other. The ball field was on the Reservation and I was the score keeper so for a number of springs I was frequently near St. Michael’s.
    Your book is excellent!
    I phoned Joan and Rev. Bob Burrows who served as the United Church minister before the minister you named. I can tell you Rev Al’s real name. He later became a doctor and still served the church.

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