Closure of School on John Smith Reserve


School on John Smith's reserve closed during March of 1888, when the teacher had to stop teaching because of ill health, and no one replaced him/her.

Even where schools were put in place near reserves, the education offered to Indigenous children was substandard. The example of a school closing because the lone teacher took ill suggests that there was a significant lack of interest and commitment to providing consistent and high-quality education to Indigenous children.