“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
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.
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
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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
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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
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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...