File Hills Indian Residential School, Balcarres, Sask.
File Hills Indian Residential School, Balcarres, Sask.

File Hills (SK)

Dates of Operation
1889 -1949
Description
Presbyterian missionaries established a boarding school in the File Hills of what is now Saskatchewan in 1889. Tuberculosis was a serious problem at the school. A 1907 study showed that of the thirty-one pupils who had been discharged from the File Hills school since it opened, fifteen had been dead at the time of their discharge. In 1942 fire completely destroyed two classrooms. They were not replaced until 1944. Parents lobbied the government to close the school and in 1948 a government inspection concluded the school should be demolished. It was closed in 1949. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
File Hills Boarding School
File Hills Indian Residential School
File Hills School
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