"Life at Lejac is the true story of Mary John, an elder of the Stoney Creek band, near Vanderhoof, B.C. When Mary was seven years old, she was taken away from her home to a residential school many miles away. Life at Lejac tells about Mary's hunger for her native culture. It is also the story of many other native children who went to residential school" (Life at Lejac : The Story of Mary John, pg. 3).