Georgia

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Georgia was born in 1928. She has been living in the north since 1974 and she currently lives in Igloolik. Her testimony includes information about her experience as a supervisor at two residential schools in Fort Simpson, NWT. There were no Inuit attending the school; the children were mostly Dene. She explains that the children would withdraw, using their own language when they felt homesick or angry at the system. She remembers that her supervisors made no effort to learn the language of the pupils or let them have their privacy. She holds fond memories of the time she spent with the children and she talks about the activities organised to turn the school into a liveable place. The children were encouraged to go on the land and hunt for animals that would be prepared by the cook.