(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – May 3, 2017): The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC) on the campus of Algoma University will be hosting a Jane’s Walk on the former sites of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools on Friday, May 5 from 2:30pm – 3:30pm.
This Jane’s Walk will explore the history of both residential schools from 1874 – 1970. The walk will connect community members to the legacy of the residential schools across Canada and the history of residential schools in Sault Ste. Marie, and highlight the process of reconciliation and healing being done on campus. Stops on the walk will include Shingwauk Hall, the Shingwauk Auditorium, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (the former Principal’s Residence), the Bishop Fauquier Memorial Chapel, the Shingwauk Cemetery, the Carpenter’s Shop, and the surrounding Shingwauk grounds.
Jane’s Walks, named after Jane Jacob’s, are free community-organized walks which encourage citizens to explore and discuss their neighbourhoods, while learning about local histories.
This event is free and open to the public. Parking will be provided.
For more information, please visit the Jane’s Walk website.