"If we permit torture in exceptional situations, it may become a rule and destroy the very foundation of our civil society."
Mulugeta Abai, Executive Director of the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture (CCVT) in the National Post (1 Dec 2001), Article: "General Insists He Has No Regrets Over Use of Torture."
Leo Loone speaking about the 1992 St. Anne's Survivor Conference that led to a great number of criminal charges being laid against former staff members of St. Anne's Residential School
Edmund Metatawabin, Survivor of St. Anne's, Advocate for the Survivors, and Former Chief of Ft. Albany First Nation, ON
Message to a First Nations St. Anne's Nun
by Susan Hunter
Message to Sister Jane:
You let me down,
Memories remain, scattered, you returned from the recess of my mind to awaken the hurt....
It's like smothered fire, the smoke leaving a trail, along with the smell of betrayal...I survived, I refuse to be defeated.
(Sister Jane was an indigenous nun, who abused many of us daily, that's why it hurts, one of your own that made your life a living nightmare).
After I Left That Place