Shingwauk Indian Residential School Virtual Site Visit: Truth Telling and Reconciliation at Algoma University
Shingwauk Indian Residential School Site Visits: Truth Telling and Reconciliation at Algoma University
Shingwauk Indian Residential School operated from 1873-1970, impacting First Nation, Métis and Inuit children from roughly 85 communities across Canada. The first Shingwauk Indian Residential School reunion took place in 1981 and the second in 1991, at which time the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA) was officially started.
From these events began the decades-long work of collecting, organizing, and displaying photographs and other residential school materials, conducting research, and educating the public. This work led to the establishment of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association and the Shingwauk Project, now known as the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, respectively and includes a vast collection of documents chronicling the experiences of residential school Survivors. The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre is one of the important ways Algoma University honours the history of the Algoma Sault Saint Marie campus and amplifies the voices of survivors.
In person and virtual site visits will be offered September 29th. The full schedule can be found here. Staff, faculty and students as well as the public are encouraged to attend.
Click here, to book a future site visit, as part of your commitment to Truth and Reconciliation.