10 cm of graphic material and textual record. - 36 photographs : b&w and col.
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Donald Harris Sands born on Walpole Island First Nation Reservation in Ontario on January 3rd, 1928. He was raised by his great Aunt Lela Altiman in his great, great grandfather's home.
At the age of five Donald was sent to Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste Marie on September 1, 1933. Donald left Shingwauk on June 1st, 1944. After graduating from Shingwauk he entered military service and later took up his vocation as a printer in California. Don's sister Nellie Sands also attended Shingwauk.
Don later became an enthusiastic Shingwauk Alumnus. He participated in all the Reunions and Healing Circles, and was an active founding member of the Shingwauk Alumni Association.
Don Sands passed away on Friday June 28, 2002 in his home in California.
Fonds comprises photographs of Donald Sands and family and textual records relating to Indian Residential Schools. Photographs are of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School, the Shingwauk reunions, and social gatherings. Textual records include articles, correspondence, and excerpts of academic literature.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre