‘RESIDENTIAL’ By Nancy Coleman

Charlotte, a thirteen year old Ojibwe girl, endures the humiliations of the first day of her residency in Ontario’s Indian Boarding School in the year 1947, and decides to leave. She manages to escape for one day and one night before being returned unceremoniously to the school, to the consequences of her independent action, and to her decision, her firm commitment, that she will leave again.

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