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Old Residential School – Interview with DDC’s Harlan Schilling. CBC Radio | As It Happens

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CBC Radio | As It Happens

March 12, 2020 | Helen Mann (sitting in for Carol Off) & Chris Howden

For years, the Lower Post community has been asking the federal government to have the Old Residential School torn down – and now Harlan Schilling has joined that fight.

Harlan Schilling, councillor for Daylu Dena Council was recently interviewed by CBC Radio’s As It Happens regarding the Lower Post Residential School.

Segment starts @ 0:49:49

CHRIS HOWDEN (CH): The building is called the Old Residential School — because that’s exactly what it is. It’s located in Lower Post, a First Nation community in northern B.C. And since the residential school was shut down in the 70s, it’s the only building that the community has for essential services — including the band office — which means former students are forced to walk through the front door all the time.

For years, the community has been asking the federal government to have it torn down. And now Harlan Schilling has joined that fight. He is a councillor for the Daylu Dena Council, and his mother attended the school. We reached Harlan Schilling at the Old Residential School.

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