Stolen: Surviving St. Michael's

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On a routine traffic stop in Saskatchewan, a Mountie recognized the driver as the priest who abused him as a child. The officer beat him up, but the priest never reported the attack and the Mountie kept the incident to himself for decades.

That officer was the late father of reporter Connie Walker. She wanted to know more about her Cree family’s experiences with Canadian residential schools. St. Michael’s school not only tried to expunge the children’s indigenous culture, but also subjected them to physical and sexual abuse.

From Gimlet Media and exclusively on Spotify, “Stolen: Surviving St. Michael’s” is Connie Walker’s most personal investigation yet. In a study on intergenerational trauma, Connie gives voice to many of the victims of the systemic abuse while she seeks out the priest who abused her father.

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