Fire destroys Red Crow Community College

August 18, 2015

A fire that broke out over the weekend at Red Crow Community College on the Blood Reserve near Cardston, Alberta, has completely gutted the building’s interior and destroyed school records and documents. College VP Henry Big Throat said that existing plans to relocate the college to Standoff will have to be expedited in order to provide for the 300–500 students expected to attend the school in September. Big Throat noted that although there may be some delays, he is optimistic that students will be able to start fall classes without major interruptions. No injuries were reported, and it is not yet clear what caused the fire. The building was the former site of St Mary’s Residential School. CBC | Global News | Calgary Herald

Postscript: Red Crow College fire caused by arson (Tue, Sept 8, 2015)

Investigators from the Blood Tribe Police Service are saying that the fire that destroyed Red Crow College in August was deliberately set. Staff Sergeant Joseph Many Fingers has said that the matter is being treated as a criminal investigation, and is calling on the community to come forward with any information they may have. Calgary Herald | Lethbridge Herald | Global News | CBC