Federal Hostel at Baker Lake (NU)

Dates of Operation
January 21, 1961 - January 22, 1968
The Federal Hostel at Baker Lake was part of the Northern Affairs Branch (NAB) Small Hostels program, launched in 1960. The Small Hostel setting was supposed to come close to the traditional home life of Inuit children. The hostels usually held eight beds each, and local community members worked as Hostel Mothers or Hostel Parents. They operated the residences under the supervision of the Federal Day School Principal. Children staying in the hostels attended local day schools. At the height of the program, Baker Lake had two eight bed hostels. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)

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Alternate Name(s)
Baker Lake Federal Day School Pupil Residence
Baker Lake Federal Hostel
Buildings 19 and 20 at Baker Lake
Federal Hostel at Baker Lake, Qamani'tuaq
North Hostel and South Hostel at Baker Lake


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Federal Hostel at Baker Lake (built)