A mother's truth at the Reconciliation Commission
The federal Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Native Residential Schools was in La Tuque this week, its third of four stops throughout Quebec from now until April.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, a former student of the La Tuque Indian Residential School talked for the first time about her ordeal at the Anglican run school.
Diane Bossum was originally from Mashteuiatsh in the Saguenay-Lac-St.Jean.
She entered the school in 1966, when she was 6 years old. She left when she was 15, in 1975.
This week, Diane Bossum's three daughters accompanied her to La Tuque to witness her testimony. For the three sisters, it was the first time hearing their mother speak out about the treatment she received at the residential school.
One of Diane Bossum's daughters, 28 year old Nena Bossum, joined us on the line to tell us about that experience. We've reached her this morning at her home in Mashteuiatsh.