Indian Residential School, Brandon. United Church of Canada
Indian Residential School, Brandon. United Church of Canada

Brandon (MB)

Dates of Operation
1895 -1972
Description
The Brandon School was built under the direction of Methodist missionary John Semmens. During the 1940s and 1950s the school was the subject of ongoing controversy as many students ran away, complaining of harsh discipline and poor food. At one point, parents from communities in Saskatchewan refused to send younger children to the school. While the government raised a number of these concerns with the United Church, it did not force any changes in administration. From 1967 to 1972, the school operated as a residence for students attending local day schools. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Methodist Church, United Church of Canada, Catholic Church

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Alternate Name(s)
Brandon Industrial School
Brandon Residence for Indian Children
Brandon Student Residence
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