This is a Survivor testimony from the Legacy of Hope Foundation's "Our Stories . . . Our Strength" video collection. The testimonies were recorded before the Truth and Reconciliation, between 2004 and 2008, as part of a "national commemoration and education project." The Foundation expresses its gratitude to those "who have shared their personal and often painful accounts of their experiences of residential school and its legacy" and notes that "it is by sharing these truths that we can all continue to work toward understanding and healing" (Legacy of Hope Foundation).