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Prince Albert Indian Residential School (Prince Albert, Sask)

The Prince Albert Indian Residential School was founded within months of the fire that destroyed the All Saints School at Lac La Ronge, February 2nd, 1947. At the outset, the new school served as the replacement for the Lac La Ronge School, only relocated 200 km south to Prince Albert.

Anglican General Synod Archives:

  • 1968: Enrollment is 377, of which 352 are attending 14 city schools ranging from grades 1 to 9. Two residential classrooms remain, for the Beginners and the Opportunity classes.
  • 1969 Apr. 1: Government assumes operation of school and renames it Prince Albert Student Residence.
  • 1996: Student Residence closes and western part of site is soon cleared to make way for a municipal health centre. Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation uses remaining property for band offices and community social services, occupying some of the former dormitory cottages.
Name Sub-category: 
Residential School

Photograph of a home economics room

Description
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1959
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [195-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Prince Albert IRS, Prince Albert, SK.

From the General Syond Archives: "Photo consists of interior view of the home economics room with Miss Hattie Tysoe instructs a pupil in the use of a sewing machine. "

Previously known as P7556-43

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
115
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 
Image: 

Photograph of students in class

Description
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1959
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [195-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Prince Albert IRS, Prince Albert, SK.

From the General Synod Archive: "A classroom in the Prince Albert Indian Residential School. The Principal, the Rev. W.E. Bramwell, is seen bending over a pupil's desk."

Pictured: William Edmund Bramwell

Previously known as P7556-48

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
114
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 
Image: 

Photograph of Jackson Charles reading in sick bay

Description
Start Date: 
1950
End Date: 
1959
Date Range: 
[reproduced 1991 (originally created [195-])]
Physical Description: 

0.1 cm of graphic material. - 1 photograph : b&w ; 20.5 x 25.5 cm

Notes: 

Prince Albert IRS, Prince Albert, SK

From the General Synod Archive: "Eight year old Jackson Charles, from Stanley, was the only occupant of sick bay the day we visited Prince Albert Residential School, which has an enrolment of 380. He passes his time bed reading a comic book."

Previously known as P7556-47

Physical Location
Repository: 
srsc
File No: 
113
Shelf Location: 
2010-007-001
Container Number: 
001
Legacy Restricted: 
N
Description Level: 
Geographic Access: 
Image: