Edmonton (Poundmaker) Residential School

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Primary Name(s): Edmonton (Poundmaker)

Location: St. Albert, AB

Religious Entity(ies): United Church

Operating Dates: 1924 -1968

The Methodist Church closed its industrial school in Red Deer in 1919 and reopened it five years later in Edmonton, Alberta. By 1930 the school had over 200 residents. During the 1950s students from the Northwest Territories and the Yukon attended the school, while during the 1960s most of the students were from United Church schools in British Columbia who came to Alberta to attend high school. The federal government took over the administration of the school in 1967 and closed it the following year. The school later became the home of the Poundmaker Lodge rehabilitation centre.

Remembering the Following Students:

Date of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Anna Nejatatic
Charles Fireing Stoney
Isaac Bird
Joseph Stamp
Joshua Apow
ca. 1908-05-01
Loretta Norma Smith
1961-09-01 – 1961-09-30
Mathewson Bull
1945-05-10 – 1945-05-29
Solomon Good
Not known
Victoria Kathleen Stewart
1958-04-01 – 1958-06-30

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