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Shingwauk Project collection

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1863-2010 ; predominant 1970-2010

Shingwauk Project

Physical Description: 

7.9 m of textual records. - ca. 80 photographs : b&w and col.

Collection is arranged in series.
History Biographical: 

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.

Scope Content: 

Collection comprises material generated or collected 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.

Associated Material: 

Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association fonds

Custodial History: 

Collection material created or collected by the Shingwauk Project staff.

Access Restriction: 

May be restrictions on access.  Speak with Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre staff for more information.

Repro Restriction: 

Permission of the donor is required for reproduction where applicable. Residential School Centre staff must make reproductions. Reproductions are dependent on the fragility of the originals. Researchers must adhere to applicable copyright law and privacy legislation and permission of the copyright holder is required to publish from the fonds.


Basic conservation performed on fonds.

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