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"He Was My Son" - Former Residential School Teacher Florence Kaefer

 
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Florence Kaefer was only a teenager when she started teaching children at two of Canada's most notorious native residential schools. In the mid-to-late 1950's, she taught at Norway House in Manitoba, and later in the Port Alberni Residential School in the early 1960's. She never knew of the horrors her students were subjected to outside of the classroom...until decades later.

Now 78-years-old -  Florence travelled from her home in Courtenay to Vancouver Thursday night to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathering. She told her story to the CBC's Pamela Post.
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