Joseph Maud
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Survivor of Canada's residential schools talks about abuse

A report on Canada's history of separating indigenous children from their parents at residential schools has called the practice "cultural genocide". But what does the proposed reconciliation mean for survivors?

In 1966, five-year-old Joseph Maud was separated from his family and sent to live at a Canadian residential school for indigenous students in Pine Creek, Manitoba.

Forty-nine years later, he returned to the site of the former school with the BBC. Even after five decades, the experience is still fresh in his mind.

"My reconciliation includes trying to reconcile with that five-year-old boy - and that nothing was his fault." Maud says.

  • 05 Jun 2015
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