Algoma U Offering Historical Tours October 2nd

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The Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRSC), in partnership with the Anishinaabe Initiatives Division (AID) at Algoma University, invite you to attend an upcoming historical tour, happening on campus on Thursday, October 2nd at 10:00am and at 1:30pm.

Jonathan Dewar, Director of the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, says these tours are essential for all visitors, faculty, staff, and students: “To truly serve Algoma University’s special mission and the Centre’s mandate to help realize Chief Shingwauk’s vision, we must first place our stories in the context of the forever history of Anishinaabe peoples, languages, and cultures. That is how we get to the history and living legacy of Canada’s Residential Schools and the work AU is doing with its partners to give back what these systems sought to take away. It makes what we do here, regardless of our roles on campus, that much more special if we know what we are truly a part of.”

The historical tour is offered to anyone interested in learning about the history of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Residential School site. Such historical tours teach community members about the legacy of the residential schools across Canada and the unique history of residential schools in Sault Ste. Marie.

The historical tour includes the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre, Shingwauk Hall, the Shingwauk Auditorium, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig/the former Principal’s Residence, the Historical plaque at the Bishop Fauqier Memorial Chapel, the Shingwauk Cemetery, the Carpenter’s Shop, and the Shingwauk grounds.

Each tour is approximately 45 minutes long. Please come dressed for the weather as some of the tour takes place outside.

Those interested in attending should meet in EW202.

For more information, please call 705-949-2301, Ext. 4815.

About Algoma University

Algoma University offers a wide variety of liberal arts and sciences degree options including programs in Psychology, Social Work, Computer Science, Business Administration, Fine Arts, Community Economic & Social Development, and Biology in Sault Ste. Marie, Brampton and Timmins. As a partner with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, Algoma U is committed to respecting Anishinaabe knowledge and culture. To learn more about Algoma University, visit