When she was eight years old she moved to join the other kids at the Catholic residential school in Aklavik. Aklavik was a residence of the fur trade, which her great-grandfather established. In her book "Fatty Legs" Margaret describes this experience and reveals her eagerness to learn how to read and her desire to join school, in spite of the oppressive atmosphere present in these schools.

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  • When she was eight years old she moved to join the other kids at the Catholic residential school in Aklavik. Aklavik was a residence of the fur trade, which her great-grandfather established. In her book "Fatty Legs" Margaret describes this experience and reveals her eagerness to learn how to read and her desire to join school, in spite of the oppressive atmosphere present in these schools. After her schooling, Margaret moved back to her family, which was in Tuktoyaktuk at the time. There she began her work for The Hudson's Bay Company. In Tuktoyaktuk she also met Lyle Fenton, her future husband. Lyle was working on the DEW Line Project. They moved together to Fort St. John, where they raised a family of eight children. (en)
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  • Lyle Fenton
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  • When she was eight years old she moved to join the other kids at the Catholic residential school in Aklavik. Aklavik was a residence of the fur trade, which her great-grandfather established. In her book "Fatty Legs" Margaret describes this experience and reveals her eagerness to learn how to read and her desire to join school, in spite of the oppressive atmosphere present in these schools. (en)
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