Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

First Nation boarding school nothing like residential schools of past


For many, the term 'residential school' conjures up painful memories of children snatched from their families and communities, stripped of their culture, and in some cases, abuses.

In Manitoba, some First Nations youth still leave their homes and communities for 10 months at a time, to live and study at a boarding school.

Sheryl McCorrister, the principal of Southeast Collegiate, says that's where any similarity ends.


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