Demolition of Nain Boarding School closes ‘dark chapter’ of Inuit history, says Nunatsiavut – CBC

Nov 15, 2022

‘I felt at peace,’ says survivor Sipla Obed, who stayed at the school in the 1960s

WARNING: This story contains distressing details.

Elders, survivors and children gathered in Nain on Monday to watch the abandoned Nain Boarding School demolished, closing a “dark chapter in the history of Labrador Inuit,” according to a statement by the Nunatsiavut government.

Boarding school survivor Silpa Obed said she felt something “really strong” when the building was torn down.

“I felt at peace. And hopefully sometime soon I will heal,” she said. “Finally the old boarding school is torn down. I won’t see it there anymore.”

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