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Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre

History · Histoire · Gwayaakwaajmowin

The Shingwauk Indian Residential School, ca.1920. Courtesy of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Algoma University

Algoma University’s campus includes a cross-cultural research and educational development initiative called the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre. Inspired by Chief Shingwauk’s vision, the Centre partners with diverse community organizations to research, collect, preserve, and display the histories of Residential Schools. Since 1979 the Centre’s Shingwauk Project has been responsible for reunions, healing circles, publications, videos, photo displays, curriculum development and historical tours. They have also established an archive, library, heritage collection, and website.

Challenge Yourself!

  • Test your knowledge

  • Question 1

    Which organization of former residential school students helped establish the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre?

  • Question 2

    When was the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association created?

  • Question 3

    When was the first reunion of former residential school students?

  • You did great!

Think about it…

Have you ever attended a campus tour, exhibition, or event held by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre?