IRS Survivor Profiles

A group of survivors from the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School have graciously agreed to share their life stories. Each survivor has created their own profile with the help of the MDCC IRS Legacy Coordinator, Dorene Bernard.

We honour your lives and are grateful you would share your stories with us and future generations. We thank you for your courage and commitment to sharing your stories.

Rose Anne (Knockwood)Morris
Sipekne'katik First Nation
Jane (Mary Jeanette) Young Abram
Millbrook First Nation
Roy (Jake) Denny
Eskasoni First Nation
Georgina Doucette
Eskasoni First Nation
Mary Hatfield
Pictou Landing First Nation
Marilyn Simon Ingram
Elsipogtog First Nation
Lottie Johnson
Eskasoni First Nation
Genevieve (Jenny Rose) Johnson
Sipekne'katik First Nation
Judy Julian
Paqtnkek First Nation
Theresa Julian
Mary Rebecca Julian
Sipekne'katik First Nation
Isabelle Knockwood
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Margaret Labobe
Lennox Island First Nation
Charlotte Labobe-Morris
Lennox Island First Nation
Andrew Lafford
Membertou First Nation
Shirley Morris
Eskasoni First Nation
Iris Nicholas
Tobique First Nation
Christine Pierro
Wagmatcook First Nation
Katherine Sorbey
Eskasoni First Nation
Deborah Rose Stephens
Sipekne'katik First Nation

Join the Discussion, Send a Comment

Are you an IRS survivor? A descendant? We would like your input into the development of the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre IRS Legacy Program. What could the MDCC do to share and preserve the legacies and histories of the IRS survivors? What do you want your grandchildren to know about your life and your generation? Please let us know.

We would like to thank all participants of our MDCC IRS Legacy Project Community Gatherings, who shared stories and input. We look forward to hearing from you again.

There were many survivors and family members who indicated during our gatherings that they would like to submit their contributions of pictures, stories, art and their profiles to be included within the exhibit and collections. There are many who could not be at our community gatherings and we welcome and invite those who would like to contribute to the IRS Legacy program to contact us.

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  • Would you rather send the MDCC a private comment? Contact Tim Bernard, Director of History and Culture, at

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