Residential Schools

Residential School Survivors share their experiences

Mary Willier

88 year old Elder Mary Willier of Sucker Creek First Nation discusses her experience at Residential School in Joussard and her life after she found her way back to her culture.

John Willier

Elder John Willer talks about three generations of residential school suurvivors and life on and off reserve.

Emma Dorothy Moostoos

Emma Dorothy Moostoos discusses her time in Residential School at Joussard's St Bruno's Mission.

St Bruno's Dates of Operation: July 1, 1913 - October 31, 1969

The St. Bruno’s boarding school (also known as Joussard) was started by Roman Catholic missionaries in 1913 at Joussard, in what is now Alberta. The building was destroyed by fire in 1923 and replaced in 1925. Enrollment increased in the 1950s when the Grouard residential school was being wound down. During the 1960s many of the residents began attending local day schools. A fire commissioner’s report in 1968 led to the school being closed the following year. (National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation)
Denomination: Catholic Church
St. Bruno’s boarding school

Residential Schools of NW Alberta

Although Treaty 8 covers a vast territory, many residential schools and day schools are not listed on this storyboard that makes up part of the historical and cultural walk here at the Bannock 'n' Bed Inn.

The schools listed here are only residential schools and only from Northwest Alberta.

NW Alberta Residential Schools
RESERVATIONS:  Call (780) 523-6060 or Email

Our Location:

This rural B n B is conveniently located along Highway 2 in Northern Alberta, 15 minutes East of High Prairie, 45 minutes west of Slave Lake and 1.5 Kilometres from the Sucker Creek First Nation Band office.

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