Fort Alexander (MB)

Dates of Operation
September 1, 1905 - June 30, 1970
Description
The Fort Alexander School was built on land on the Fort Alexander Reserve (now the Sagkeeng First Nation) in southeastern Manitoba in 1905. Up until then, many children from the reserve had gone to the St. Boniface Industrial School. From its early years, the school had problems with runaways. In one tragic case, two boys who tried to runaway in 1928 by taking a boat, drowned. While it ceased operation as a residential school in 1970, it continued to operate as a local day school for a number of years. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Fort Alexander Boarding School
Fort Alexander Residential School
Fort Alexander Student Residence
Pine Falls
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