The disease is racism. They were victimized by it all the same.
We call them survivors like survivors of a disaster — a plane crash or an earthquake.
And it’s apt.
Only instead of happening in one fell swoop, the disaster unfolded over years and decades and generations.
The National Indian Residential School Crisis Line has been set up to provide 24/7 support to residential school survivors and others who are affected. Call 1 (866) 925-4419.
James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.