Sub-series PR0003.002SF.0004.0008 - Education sub-series

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Education sub-series

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    • 1847-1973 (Creation)

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    1.23 m of textual records

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    This sub-series consists of records created or acquired by the Oblates related to mission work and their activities in the administration, operation and implementation of federal policies on First Nation schooling and education. This includes elementary and secondary education in general, as well as the operation of residential schools organized along federal guidelines. The records are wide-ranging in nature, and consist of memoranda, procedures, educational and financial regulations and policy documents, curricula discussion papers and studies, handbooks, publications and correspondence created by the Oblates and the federal government on the general administration of First Nations education and concerns.

    The sub-series also includes reference to specific institutions and Indian Residential Schools, including Blue Quills, Brocket, Cardston, Cluny and Hobbema [Maskwacis], in Alberta, and Duck Lake in Saskatchewan. There are also records relating to education for St. John’s Seminary in Manitoba and the Group Home Project in North Battleford, Saskatchewan.

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        The material is in English and French.

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        Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        PR1971.0220, PR1984.0400, PR2016.0001

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