Round Lake (SK)

Dates of Operation
1887 -1950
Description
The Round Lake school was started in a one-room log cabin on Round Lake on the Qu’Appelle River in 1884. It was remodeled in 1918, but in 1923 fire destroyed a number of classrooms. Inspection reports from the 1920s indicated the school was unsanitary and poorly heated. In 1935 three boys ran away from Round Lake; two made it home, but one froze to death. In 1949 the barn, a blacksmith shop, and three granaries burned to the ground. The following year, after being condemned by the Saskatchewan fire commissioner, the school was closed. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination
Presbyterian Church, United Church of Canada

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Alternate Name(s)
Round Lake Indian Boarding School
Round Lake Indian Industrial Institution
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