Margaret grew up in the arctic regions of Northern Canada. Her childhood was happy. She played with caribou hide balls and snacked on dried beluga whale skin. Her family slept together in a one room tent, surrounded by icebergs and kept warm with polar bear fur blankets.
At night, her sister would read her stories in a foreign tongue. The sister had picked up English in a Christian boarding school. Margaret wanted to learn to speak this way, too. So she signed up for school. Unfortunately, she didn't realize she was agreeing to be torn from her family and her culture and to spend her days doing unending chores at an isolated boarding school.
She had to let her parents know. But how? Listen to find out.
Full list of stories from KUOW Presents, May 29:
- Canada's Oil Sands Refinement Byproduct Piling Up In Detroit
- Michael Parks on Boeing
- BBC - Algeria's Answer To The Buena Vista Social Club
- Vaughn Palmer on Vancouver's Reaction to I-5 Bridge Collapse
- The Boarding School At The Top Of The World
- BBC - A History Of US Policy Towards Syria
- Several Washington Lawmakers Eat Regularly On Lobbyists’ Dime
- Carving Music Out Of Northwest Trees
- Writer's Almanac
- The Rite Of Spring