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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway House Indian Residential School (Norway House)

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This boarding school was built by the Department of Indian Affairs in 1915 to replace a structure from 1898 that had been destroyed by fire in February 1913. This structure was destroyed by fire on 29 May 1946 and was replaced in 1952 by a third school. The facility closed in 1967.





E. F. Hardiman


Mr. Lousley


George Denyes


Mr. Shroup


Mr. Caldwell




Bernard Stanley “Bernie” Lee (1923-2004)


No information.

Photos & Coordinates

Postcard view of the Rossville Mission

Postcard view of the Rossville Mission (circa 1930)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2014-0057

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N53.99732, W97.78585
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Indian Residential School (RM of Cornwallis)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Indian Residential School Cemetery (RM of Cornwallis)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Brandon Old Indian Residential School Cemetery (Brandon)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Birtle Indian Residential School (Birtle, Municipality of Prairie View)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Elkhorn Indian Residential School (Elkhorn, RM of Wallace-Woodworth)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacKay Indian Residential School (Opaskwayak Cree Nation)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School (Crescent Road West, Portage la Prairie)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Pine Creek Indian Residential School / Camperville Indian Residential School (Pine Creek First Nation)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Norway House Indian Residential School (Norway School)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Julia Clark School (611 Academy Road, Winnipeg)


Obituary [Bernard Stanley Lee], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2004.

“Giving credit where it’s due,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 March 2017, page B1.

Norway House IRS Timeline, The Children Remembered.

We thank Anne Lindsay for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 April 2021

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