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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


Joseph Jones (1881-1970)


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)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Residential School Totem Pole (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rupert’s Land Indian Industrial School / St. Paul’s Industrial School (Middlechurch, RM of West St. Paul)


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

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

“Married fifty years [Rev. Joseph Jones],” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 August 1964.

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: 5 August 2023

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