Battleford Industrial School

The Battleford Industrial School was a Canadian residential school for First Nations children in Battleford, Northwest Territories from 1883-1914.wikipedia
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Battleford

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The Battleford Industrial School was a Canadian residential school for First Nations children in Battleford, Northwest Territories from 1883-1914.

Looting of Battleford

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The interior of the school was damaged during the North West Rebellion of 1885.
All the public buildings were sacked, including the Battleford Industrial School (located in the Old Government House).

Alex Decoteau

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Alex Decoteau was born at Red Pheasant First Nation near the Battlefords.
With no way to support the family, Decoteau's mother arranged to have the children admitted to the Battleford Industrial School.

Canadian Indian residential school system

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In 1883 Parliament approved $43,000 for three industrial schools and the first, Battleford Industrial School, opened on December 1 of that year.

List of Indian residential schools in Canada

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The Battleford Industrial School was a Canadian residential school for First Nations children in Battleford, Northwest Territories from 1883-1914.

First Nations

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The Battleford Industrial School was a Canadian residential school for First Nations children in Battleford, Northwest Territories from 1883-1914.

Districts of the Northwest Territories

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Old Government House, built in 1878–1879, was the seat of the Territorial Government from 1878 to 1883 of the Northwest Territories.

North-West Mounted Police

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The Lieutenant Governor was granted the authority to create electoral districts, appoint Justices of the Peace, issue liquor permits, direct the disposition of the North West Mounted Police, and report on the proceedings in territorial courts.

North-West Rebellion

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The interior of the school was damaged during the North West Rebellion of 1885.

Cree

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Later that year on November 27 the students were taken from the school to witness the hanging of 8 leaders of the Cree uprising in Fort Battleford.

Fort Battleford

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Later that year on November 27 the students were taken from the school to witness the hanging of 8 leaders of the Cree uprising in Fort Battleford.

Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation

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Most of the students were from the Ahtahkakoop, Mistawasis and John Smith reserves.

Mistawasis Nêhiyawak

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Most of the students were from the Ahtahkakoop, Mistawasis and John Smith reserves.

Muskoday First Nation

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Most of the students were from the Ahtahkakoop, Mistawasis and John Smith reserves.

Seventh-day Adventist Church

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The building then became the Seventh-day Adventist Battleford Academy from 1916 to 1931 with enrolments of between 114 and 160 students.

Oblate

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From 1932 to 1972 it was the Oblate House of Studies and the St. Charles Scholasticate (seminary) which closed in 1972.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

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The Battleford Industrial School cemetery was noted at page 119 in Volume 4 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada final reports:

Red Pheasant Cree Nation

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Alex Decoteau was born at Red Pheasant First Nation near the Battlefords.

Edmonton Police Service

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He was an Olympic athlete and the first Indigenous police officer in Canada, joining the Edmonton Police Service in 1911.

1885 hangings at Battleford

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A number of sources indicate that children from Battleford Industrial School were brought from the school to witness the hangings as a "warning".