Interview with Kakaionstha Deer
Kakaionstha Betty Deer is a resident of Kanawake, Quebec. She was a a former principal of Kateri School in the South Shore First Nations reserve, as well as an actress, appearing in the acclaimed TV series, ‘Mohawk Girls’. She was only six years old when she was placed in the residential school in Spanish, Ontario, and spent three years there. She endured physical and sexual abuse at the school, and it was only in her 50’s that she began dealing with that trauma.