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Demolition of St Michael’s Residential School in Alert Bay, BC, begins on Feb 18, 2015. It will take a month for the demolition to be completed.
By Sarah Petrescu, Vancouver Sun, Feb 19, 2015
ALERT BAY – Hundreds of residential school survivors and their supporters gathered Wednesday in Alert Bay for the demolition of the decrepit, looming St. Michael’s Indian Residential School building.
“It was important for me to go because I wanted to see how I would feel,” Stanley Hunt said.
He recalled the day, Sept. 4, 1944, his father took him to the school. He was five years old.
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Tags: Alert Bay, Kwakwaka'wakw, Namgis, Residential School demolition, Residential Schools, St Michael's Residential School, St. Michael’s Indian Residential School
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