Thunderchild School Condemned


In 1889, the Thunderchild Reserve School was condemned and the construction of a new one recommended, as the building was unfit for holding school in. The education of the students and the materials for their education were considered substandard by Indian Affairs officials who inspected it.

Schools for Indigenous children were often poorly maintained and under funded, which caused schools like that on the Thunderchild reserve to be condemned and closed. This case suggests that the government was unwilling to commit the time and money to provide an education for Indigenous children that was equitable to that received by non-Indigenous children.