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The Alert Bay Girls Home also known as StMichaels Residential school caused trauma and pain to many aboriginals They felt they were being assimilated Many of them report being abused in different ways Now the survivors struggle with life long problems or have committed suicideIn addition to that These children were taken from their homes Nimpkish North Coast Tlingit Inlet and Queen Charlotte Islands away from their parents and thrown into the dorms Few could sleep at night due to the fear All young kids had a full day of learning to read and write English Older kids only had half a day of school the other half spent doing chores learning how to sew farm and cook If a student was caught speaking their own language mostly kwakwakwak They would be physically beaten One person even reported a man grabbing his tongue trying to rip it out of his mouth When the children finally returned home a lot of them were ashamed to be Aboriginal mostly because they couldnt help their parents with anything and years of tradition training has been taken away from the familiesHowever students were often neglected beaten physically and sexually abused A lot of kids were picked on because of their dark skin Older siblings were constantly standing up for their family members and brutally punished for it some were whipped while others had to clean toilets Unfortunately physical abuse was not the beginning A nightmare as Carole Dawson describes it she remembers hearing girls being pulled out of theyre dorms at odd hours of the night and hearing whimpering and screaming and eventually finding them left in the bathroom after being molested or raped At the time she didnt know what sexual abuse was up until she ran away and was caught by an RCMP and raped by the officer before he brought her back to the school and told her if she told anyone he would put her
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