Children’s Graves at the Kamloops Boarding School and Their Consequences
Neil Leonard is a member of the Shuswap tribe in Kamloops. His father and his sister were students on this school. In this conversation with Roland Guenther, Neil gives us an impression of what happened in this school and how the traumatic experiences of the children have consequences for the lives of Native people today.
What a beautiful man, teacher.
So good to hear you both speak on this. Mr. Leonard thank you for sharing your stories and wisdom.
This interview touched me in a profound way. It gave me a much more direct sense of this tragedy, which like the 215 unmarked graves, has been buried for far too long. Thank you Mr .Leonard for your insight, clarity and compassion towards all of us who have been affected by this tragedy and cultural genocide. Thank you Roland for this timely and caring interview
Thank you Neil Leonard. And thank you Roland. My heart is full and grateful for this conversation. I will share with many.
Very powerful, thank you Neil and Roland. It’s very painful to hear that this happened during our lifetimes – not at all something in the distant past.
Thank you for this deeply moving and sensitively conducted interview, Roland. I have gained an understanding of this terrible travesty from a very personal perspective. What was said and what was not said was profound on so many levels.
Thank you both for rising the awareness on what happened to the natives in these boarding school. I am deeply touched by your compassion and call to stop all forms of mistreatment around the world.