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Capital Voices: ‘I’m in trouble and I don’t know what I did’ – Ottawa Citizen
by ahnationtalk onApril 3, 201784 Views
April 3, 2017
“I’m Inuk and I haven’t even been living here for two years yet. It’s not my first time living in a city, but I often run into funny situations where people aren’t understanding me because of my Inuit communication style.
“When I was about 14, I was living in Montreal. I was going to an all-girls private school. So I’m a brand new student, and I was there for about a month or so when one of the teachers comes to my class and calls me out. So I go out into the hallway and she said, ‘You need to go see the headmistress.’ So I was, like, ‘OK … ?’
“So I’m following this lady and I’m thinking, ‘Oh no, I’m going to the equivalent of the principal’s office. I’m in trouble and I don’t know what I did.’ And I walk in and there’s my dad sitting there, looking at me and shaking his head as if to say, ‘What did you do?’ And I had no clue this was coming.