Cross Lake (MB)

Dates of Operation
1912 -1969
First established as a Roman Catholic day school, the Cross Lake school began to take boarders by 1912 and opened as a residential school in 1915. In 1930 one teacher and 12 children died in a fire that destroyed the school. Until a new school was built, students lived at a number hostels associated with local Catholic day schools such as the Cross Lake and Jack River Missions. The Cross Lake School was rebuilt in 1940, and in 1960 the Jack River (Notre Dame) Hostel was recognized as a separate institution. In 1969 the schools were transferred to the provincial education system. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Cross Lake Indian Industrial School
Cross Lake Residential School
Cross Lake Roman Catholic Boarding School
Cross Lake Roman Catholic Residential School
Jack River Annex
Norway House Boarding School
Norway House Roman Catholic
St. Joseph's Indian Boarding School
St. Joseph's Indian Residential School


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Cross Lake (built)