Fort Vermilion (AB)

Dates of Operation
June 1, 1903 - June 30, 1968
Description
Roman Catholic missionaries provided educational services at their mission at Fort Vermilion, in what is now Alberta, from 1863 onwards. A residential school was established by the beginning of the twentieth century. The church, school, and convent were destroyed by fire in 1914. A second fire in 1932 destroyed the convent. M├ętis and non-Aboriginal students also attended this school. In the 1960s the school was turned into a residence for students attending local day schools. In 1968, the residence itself was closed. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
St. Henri
St. Henry's
St. Henry's Indian Residential School
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