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National Observer, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Homalco Chief Darren Blaney has the tragic distinction of being a third-generation residential school survivor.
Like his father, and grandfather before him, Blaney was forced from his home, family, and culture in the small community of Church House in Bute Inlet along B.C.’s remote central coast.
“My great-grandfather was the first one from Homalco to go to residential school in 1875,” said Blaney.
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