Indigenous Yukoners cleaning up last remnants of residential school – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201747 Views

The Choutla Indian Residential School operated in Carcross, Yukon, from 1911 to 1969

Aug 10, 2017

Members of the Carcross-Tagish First Nation are learning new job skills and cleaning up a site with many bad memories for the community.

The Choutla Indian Residential School opened in 1911 on the shore of Nares Lake, at the base of Nares Mountain, a short distance from Carcross, Yukon.

The residential school closed in 1969 and re-opened in 1972 as the Carcross Community Education Centre.

The Carcross-Tagish First Nation took ownership of the site and tore down the building in 1993. It’s now begun a final cleanup of the property.

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