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Cobourg Students Learn About the Impacts of the Residential School System

Posted by OAHSadmin on January 3, 2017
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Northumberland News
By Karen Longwell

COBOURG — Removed from her home at the age of four, Karen Watts survived a life on the streets to later earn a Master’s degree and find rewarding work with the Ontario Aboriginal Housing Services.

Now a Peterborough resident and proud member of Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve, Karen and her 19-year-old daughter Tonya-Leah Watts shared their experiences overcoming the inter-generational effects of the Canadian residential school system.

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