CBC featured the documentary’s subject Noel Starblanket, whose stories and recollections about his experience of Canada’s residential school system make up the bulk of the film. He spoke to CBC about the necessity of telling his story and the emotions that comes with.
Trudy’s role is examined in the Regina Leader-Post piece in which she speaks about her work as a Truth and Reconciliation Commission statement gatherer.
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