Dear Editor:

Cheers to the children of Sabina Cote and cheers to The Pioneer and Nicole Trigg for the wonderful story on the Legacy of an Indian Princess and a mom and grandmother.

This was a powerful reminder of the harm the residential school system caused to First Nations the sad loss of the joy of children and grandchildren in the community, and emotionally wounded young people sent out into the world with so little knowledge of how to be a parent themselves.

Sabinas spirit was able to triumph; so many did not.

This was a priceless bit of education for all of our minds and hearts, aboriginal or non-aboriginal.

Lynda Longfellow

Invermere