From Residential School Survivors to inspiring Published Authors

APTN InFocus with Cheryl McKenzie:

Today more and more residential school survivors are hitting the books their own way – by becoming published authors.

Edmund Metatawabin has led a long legal battle to expose abuse at St. Anne’s Indian Residential School at Fort Albany in Northern Ontario.

His new book tells it all, Up Ghost River: A Chief’s Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History.

Ted Fontaine is also a published author and not only a Survivor but as he likes to say, a Residential School Victor.

Both give their take on why governments and churches protect the identity of perpetrators.

Executive Director of News and Current Affairs / Winnipeg

Cheryl McKenzie began working as a reporter for APTN in June 2001. Her work has been nominated for a Gemini Award and a Canadian Association of Broadcasters award. In October 2005 Cheryl became Host/Producer for the launch of APTN National News: Daytime. Since then she has been Host/Producer for Contact, APTN Investigates, APTN National News and APTN InFocus.

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