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

Strapped, bullied and sexually assaulted at residential school, ex-student testifies


An Inuit man told a St. John's courtroom Monday that he never felt loved at the Labrador residential school he was forced to attend, and that punishment against Inuit students was very common.

Toby Obed said students at the North West River school were also bullied and taunted but staff did nothing to protect them.

"We were scared of staff. They could do or say anything at anytime," Obed sobbed as he testified during a class action lawsuit at Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador.


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