Pelican Lake (ON)

Dates of Operation
September 1, 1927 - June 30, 1978
Description
Pelican Lake school was established in 1926 near Sioux Lookout, ON. Despite its location on the Canadian Shield, the students cleared a portion of the school’s 287 acres for a farm operation. In the late 1940s there was severe overcrowding in the school. In the 1950s the school increasingly served as a residence for students attending local day schools. The federal government took over administration of the school in 1969. In 1978 the school, which by then was operating solely as a hostel, closed. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Anglican Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
Anglican Indian Residential School
Pelican Falls
Pelican Lake Indian Residential School
Pelican Lake Student Residence
Sioux Lookout
Sioux Lookout Anglican Indian Residential School
Sioux Lookout Indian Residential School
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