Residential School on Little Child Reserve / Cowessess/ Marieval / Maryville

A school opened on Little Child (Cowessess) reserve in 1886. Cree, Saulteaux and Metis children in the area were legally obligated to attend.

As indicated by the testimony of Janice Acoose, the school severely impacted the integrity of family structures for those who were forced to attend. An interview with Pauline Anderson, Billie (Marie) Robison and Norma Welsh describe some of the dynamics of the family structure.
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