Rebirth in the face of darkness

Rebirth in the face of darkness
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

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Valerie Dudoward interviews Alberni Indian Residential School survivor, Willie Blackwater.
Curatorial Comment
Willie Blackwater was 10 years old when he was taken from his family in Kispiox and sent to Alberni Indian Residential School. In 1994, he led a criminal law suit against Arthur Henry Plint that resulted in Plint's setencing to 11 years in prison, on 18 counts of sexual assault on students at the School. In this interview, Willie Blackwater tells of his experience at the School, its impact on his life, the criminal trial (Blackwater v. Plint), and the group action civil suit against the United Church and federal government. Infused is a message of hope and healing.

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1 digital video (29 min., 07 sec.) : mp4

Video. "Valerie Dudoward with Residential Schools survivor, Willie Blackwater." Original file name: 2168-9.mp4
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Copyright holder: The United Church of Canada


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