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CBC Radio Interviews Daniella Zalcman on "Signs of Your Identity"

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Rosalie Sewap attended the Guy Hill Indian Residential School (1959–1969)

Rosalie Sewap attended the Guy Hill Indian Residential School (1959–1969): “We had to pray every day and ask for forgiveness. But forgiveness for what? When I was 7 I started being abused by a priest and a nun. They’d come around after dark with a flashlight and would take away one of the little girls almost every night. You never really heal from that. I turned into an alcoholic and it’s taken me a long time to escape that. I can’t forgive them. Never.” Image by Daniella Zalcman. Canada, 2015.

For more than 100 years, Canada’s Indian Residential Schools separated indigenous children from their families in an effort to erase their culture and language.

In her project "Signs of Your Identity," Daniella Zalcman explores this ongoing cultural genocide. She spoke about this project and the release of her new book with CBC Radio Saskatchewan last week.