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STATUTORY DECLARATION

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In the matter of John Furlong and Immaculata School

I, Richard Perry of 1045 Centre St., Lake Babine First Nation, Burns Lake, British Columbia
HEREBY MAKE OATH AND SAY AS FOLLOWS, that:
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I was born on April 2, 1958 at Bums Lake Hospital and attended Immaculata School in the
late 1960's and early 1970's; ,
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John Furlong was my physical education teacher. He was rough with us, hitting us too with
the basketball and other things. When there were kids they were kicked around by him.
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Sometimes I can't see too well on books. I tried to learn again to read. I was hit on the head
all the time. I was hit with a ruler-a metre stick in the legs. I remember one day talking to another
Native person in my language. I said, "What are you learning in school?" John Furlong hit for me
for that. Those days there was not too much learning. They made us read the Bible and if we didn't
read it right they hit us for that. They called us demons when we talked our Native language. They
said the Bible would cure that. But the Bible says Love thy neighbor; treat little children properly,
so why did they do that? A lot of Native people didn't learn much; some did and I am proud of
them.
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I remember John Furlong chased me home one day. My father came and talked to Father
Silke. Another time he took me to a private room where the furnace was. It was really noisy so no
one could hear. He took Sister Alphonse too with the strap. I watched them take us kids one by one
to the basement and beat us. I got too much abuse; too many hits all the time. I told my father and
grandfather and they went after the Father about John Furlong.
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They gave us the big medicine-like horse pills-big vitamins. They made us swallow it.
They made us stand there and they had a ruler there. If we didn't swallow it, they'd hit us. "Hurry
up" they said. It made me throw up.
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I am a hereditary chief and have been asking for an investigation of Immaculata and John
Furlong for a long time. You have to help people. Each one of the Natives here. We need to help
each other.
SWORN TO BEFORE ME at
Bums Lake, British Columbia
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STATUTORY DECLARATION - PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

In the matter of John Furlong and Immaculata School

STATUTORY DECLARATION
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA

Warren Chapman
Barrister & Solicitor
343 Highway 16
Box 258
Bums Lake, B.C.
VOJIEO
Tel: (250) 692 - 3339
Fax: (250) 692 - 3342
wc/5609