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Assiniboia Residential School Display

Jun 30, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018

The Indigenous Relations Division invites you to view the Assiniboia Residential School display. The display is a reconciliation project that will provide an opportunity for employees and members of the public to learn about a local Residential School, with a goal of renewed perspectives and understandings that will strengthen relationships with Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

There were 17 Indian Residential Schools in Manitoba which included one location in Winnipeg known as the Assiniboia Indian Residential School, which is within today's River Heights-Fort Garry Ward. Federally funded and operated by the Grey Nuns and Oblate Fathers, the Assiniboia Residential School was part of the Federal government’s educational system under the Indian Act. The school operated from 1958 until June 1973, and the school still stands today and now functions as the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, including Child Find Manitoba, located at 615 Academy Rd.

The display will be available for viewing the afternoon of June 4 until the end of August on the main floor of the Susan A Thompson Building, located at 510 Main St. A second display will be located at the Millennium Library, 251 Donald St., throughout June and July, 2018.

This project was made possible with the support of City of Winnipeg Archives, Planning, Property and Development, and the Winnipeg Public Library. Special acknowledgements to the survivors and graduates of the Assiniboia Residential School, and the Assiniboia Residential School Governing Council for all of their knowledge and for sharing their story with us.

 

Location: Susan A Thompson Building, Main Floor

Street: 510 Main St.