From a Place of Hurt to a Place of Healing
Office Hours

8:30am-4:30pm, Monday - Friday

Museum Location

212-5000 Crescent Rd W, Keeshkeemaquah, MB, R1N 0X7

About the Museum
Through resolutions and expressions of supports from all levels from survivors to community, regional and national leadership the mandate is clear. Aboriginal people need to have their story told about the Residential School System in Canada. The impacts of this Museum however will be far reaching.

“Therefore be it resolved that the Assembly of First Nations support the establishment of a national Indian Residential School Museum and further be it resolved that this national Indian Residential School Museum be established on the Long Plain Indian Reserve within the Rufus Prince Building and/or former Portage Indian Residential School.” Assembly of First Nations Resolution No. 34(B)2001

Our Journey

The unique composition of the building is its stark history of the former Portage Indian Residential School era where the National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada is now located.



History of the Portage Indian Residential School. The history of the former Portage Indian Residential School dates back to the 1880’s originally formed by the first Methodist/Presbyterian Church.


Don't Miss
Events & Programs
February 14 @ 6:30 pm
Fimi Glesby Theatre
September 30, 2023 @ 9:00 am
National Indigenous Residential School Museum of Canada

News & Updates

  • October 26, 2023
  • 4 Min Read

A museum that commemorates the history of residential schools from inside one of this province’s only remaining residential school buildings was honoured last week for...

  • December 14, 2022
  • 1 Min Read

The National Residential School Museum is holding an open house event this afternoon, December 14th, to bring further awareness to their cause. Lorraine Daniels, the...

  • November 16, 2021
  • 3 Min Read

Every time that Lorraine Daniels walks into the National Indian Residential School Museum of Canada, she said she feels the weight of the dark and...

  • September 1, 2020
  • 6 Min Read

The designation responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call for commemoration The federal government is formally recognizing one of the darkest chapters in Canadian history...

24-Hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line

If you are a former residential school student in distress, or have been affected by the residential school system and need help, you can contact the 24-hour Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line: 1-866-925-4419