The Other Residential School Runaways

Nearly 50 years ago, two 12-year-old Ojibwe boys escaped from an Ontario residential school and froze to death. The Canadian federal government used to forcibly assimilate Indigenous children inside church-run schools. Over 3,200 kids died in them. Others died while fleeing. After famously telling one escapee’s story in 1967, Maclean’s magazine finally gets to tell two of the other boys’ stories.

Source: Maclean’s
Published: Oct 20, 2016
Length: 17 minutes (4,487 words)
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