1863-2010 ; perdominant 1970-2010
7.9 m of textual records. - 16 audio cassettes. - 14 floppy discs. - ca. 3500 photographs : b&w and col.
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The Shingwauk Project began in 1979 and started as a cross-cultural research and educational development project between Algoma University College and former Shingwauk students. The former Shingwauk student group would eventually become the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association (CSAA).
The Shingwauk Project was founded by Prof. Don Jackson, in collaboration with Dr. Lloyd Bannerman of AU, Chief Ron Boissoneau (1935-2000) of the Garden River First Nation, Shingwauk Almnus and Elder Dr. Dan Pine Sr. (1900-1992), and other former Shingwauk students, staff, and friends.
The Project has undertaken many activities since 1979, focusing on reunions, healing circles, publications, videos, photo displays, curriculum development, presentations, workshops, historical tours and the establishment of archive, library and heritage collections.
The Shingwauk Project is now operates under the guise of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at Algoma University.
Collection comprises material generated by the Shingwauk Project staff and participants. Collection includes photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, reports, student newspapers, interview transcriptions, audio recordings, project outlines, meeting minutes, photo albums, and other material.
Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre