Former Shingwauk residential school at Algoma designated as a national historic site

July 13, 2021
The former Shingwauk residential school, which is now a part of Algoma University’s campus and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, has been designated as a national historic site by Parks Canada. The national historic site designation ensures that the building will be preserved and that the experiences of Indigenous children will be remembered and retold. “If we have the Shingwauk Hall designated as [a national historic site] then that building won’t go away,” said Jay Jones, president Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association. “That story remains. It will create conversation.” CBC (ON)