Rachel Stewart (Nerysoo)


Rachel Stewart was born on November 19, 1923 at Husky River into a family of seven brothers and sisters. Rachel is the daughter of the late William and Catherine Nerysoo (Salu). Her maternal grandparents were the late Simon and Tabitha Diindzik. At a young age, Rachel was sent to Hay River by steamboat to attend the Anglican Residential School where she lived for five years. After returning home
she recalls living on the land with her parents and helping with daily chores such as gathering spruce boughs and setting the boughs in the tent.