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‘I felt safe’: Métis residential school survivors find healing in each other – Global News

October 24, 2023

Lorna Dancey, Truth and Reconciliation Director with the Otipemisiwak Métis Government, explains why it is important for residential school survivors to come together, share their experiences and find healing.

Angie Crerar finally felt safe.

“For the first time in my life, I felt safe, I felt at home and I was surrounded by people who had been through something I had been through,” said Crerar, a survivor of St. Joseph’s Indian Residential School in Fort Resolution, N.W.T.

“I was able to tell some of the head and the heart pains that I hid for many years, to be able to get rid of that garbage we were living with and to trust each other immediately.”

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