Indian children in play kitchen of Nimkish Nursery School, Alert Bay, B.C.
Indian children in play kitchen of Nimkish Nursery School, Alert Bay, B.C.

Indian children in play kitchen of Nimkish Nursery School, Alert Bay, B.C.
United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region Archives

[1967?]
Image > Photograph, Print Media
Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Description
Three young children.
Curatorial Comment
This print is included in the collection to offer broader context for the schools at Alert Bay. The Nimpkish Nursery School was started by First Nations women in the Alert Bay community in the early 1960s. It was for 4-year-olds on the “Reserve” (i.e. local children), with teachers Joan Fidler Burrows and Hilda Sewid. These children lived in the community and therefore were not destined for St. Michael's Indian Residential School. The Nursery School curriculum included some introduction in cultural traditions. However, the mothers in the community wanted the teachers to do more to help prepare their children for public school.

Themes

People > Students (themes)

More Information

Commission Object Identifier
38f-c000941-d0001-005
Extent and Medium

1 print : b&w ; 25.5 x 20.5 cm

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Copyright holder: The United Church of Canada
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