BY LORRIE GOLDSTEIN, TORONTO SUN
FIRST POSTED: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29, 2017
I have a modest proposal.
Before condemning Conservative Sen. Lynn Beyak for saying a lot of good was done in residential schools, consider two things.
First, the views of renowned Cree novelist, playwright, classical pianist and Order of Canada recipient, Tomson Highway, when the Truth and Reconciliation Report on residential schools was released in December, 2015.
Here’s what Highway said, quoted by Joshua Ostroff in The Huffington Post, in a column headlined: “Tomson Highway Has A Surprisingly Positive Take On Residential Schools”.
“All we hear is the negative stuff, nobody’s interested in the positive, the joy in that school. Nine of the happiest years of my life, I spent it at that school. I learned your language, for God’s sake. Have you learned my language? No, so who’s the privileged one and who is underprivileged?
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