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

The building formerly occupied by the Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School, which operated here from 1916 to 1975, is now used as a resource centre for the Long Plain First Nation. In 2005, it was designated as a Provincial Heritage Site and a plaque was erected in front of the building by the Manitoba Heritage Council.

Matrons

Period

Matron

1886

Miss Sebastion

1887-1888

Miss Wight

1888-1891

Bessie Walker

1891-1901

Annie Fraser

Principals

Period

Matron

1902-1909

Rev. W. A. Hendry

1909-1911

Rev. J. L. Miller

1911-1934

Rev. W. A. Hendry

1935-1942

Rev. Joseph Jones

1942-1944

John McNeill

1945-1946

Rev. A. C. Huston

1946-1949

Rev. Joseph Jones

1949-1956

Rev. Lachlan McLean

1956-1957

?

1957-1958

William Charles “Bill” Warren (1917-1958)

1958-1970

Jack O. Harris

c1970

Charles Greaves

Teachers

No information.

Photos & Maps

Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School

Postcard of Portage Indian Residental School (no date)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough, 2012-0056

Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School

Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.96230, W98.32255
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: Provincially Designated Historic Sites

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Portage Indian Boarding School (Ninth Street NE, Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

Portage la Prairie Indian Residential School (Rufus Prince Building), Manitoba Historic Resources Branch.

We thank Katherine Nichols, Diane Haglund, and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 March 2015

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