All Action, No Talk

Soft-spoken Aboriginal turns over his residential school settlement to Winnipeg homeless shelter

First, William Woodford donated his $40,000 residential schools cheque to Winnipeg’s Siloam Mission, then he topped up the donation to the city’s inner city homeless shelter with an additional $10,000 from his personal savings account. “The future looks good,” said the 85-year-old WWII veteran, who did not to go into details about his time at Manitoba’s Elkhorn Indian Residential School. “I’m not much of a talker,” said Woodford, who couldn’t wait to escape media attention.

The Winnipeg Free Press