What a Huge Building
- Nishnawbe Aski Nation, 2005 -
I grew up in the bush. Our house was a small cabin with one room, but everyone had their own space. My parents slept in one corner of the cabin. The girls slept in one corner and the boys in another. The fourth corner was used as a kitchen and had a shelf with cooking material. There was a metal stove in the middle of the room used for heating and cooking. There were no windows in the cabin. When I went to residential school I was amazed by the size of the school. It was the largest building I had ever seen. It was three stories high and had windows all around the outside. It also had a big room at the bottom, which they called a “basement”.