Angela Smith: Disinfectant
Here Angela talks about her first memory of residential school.
TranscriptAs soon as I smelt the horrible disinfectant I burst into tears 'cause I said 'Hey I weren't going to cry', you know when you go somewhere new and you've always got the smell, and when I smelt it, it set me off and I think my mum was crying as well.
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