Survivors demolish old residential school in Ile-a-la-Crosse
Published Friday, September 9, 2016 5:22PM CST
It’s the beginning of the end of a painful chapter for a northern Saskatchewan community’s history.
Residential school survivors in Ile-a-la-Crosse brought down a sledgehammer on the old school house Friday.
Two-hundred-and-forty people, most of whom were former students at the school, gathered at the ceremony that marked the long-awaited demolition. Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett was on hand for the event.
The school closed in the mid-1980s.
A full demolition could begin as early as Sept. 12.