Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition is the first of its kind in Canada, organizers say

Up North

The Shingwauk Residential School in Sault Ste. Marie officially closed in 1975. The school building has been used for years as part of Algoma University's campus. Every year, more than one thousand students walk through the halls, attend classes and graduate with degrees. But this function of the building is far different than the reality of its disturbing past as a residential school. Today, a new chapter in the building's history began. People from across Canada gathered for the ceremonial opening of the Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall exhibition. We speak with Krista McCracken, the curator of the exhibition, and Mike Cachagee, a survivor of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School.

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