Upcoming Gathering

The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association invites all survivors of the Shingwauk Indian Residential School to a gathering on Dec. 2, 3, 4 and 5th at the Delta Hotel in Sault Ste. Marie. This gathering is to share information regarding the site search process, and to help develop a recovery protocol for the site search. Travel and accommodations will be provided to any survivor who wishes to join. For those who may not be in a position to join in person, the working sessions of the gathering will be streamed online. For more information, please contact Jay Jones at jay.jones@childrenofshingwauk.ca or Irene Barbeau at irene.barbeau@childrenofshingwauk.ca.

Chief Shingwauk (1773-1854)

About Us

The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association’s (CSAA) mission is to provide for the well-being of the Children of Shingwauk Alumni who are former students of the Shingwauk and Wawanosh Indian Residential Schools, their families and their communities. The CSAA facilitates the ongoing development of a partnership with Algoma University and the other partners in fulfilling Chief Shingwauk’s vision of “Sharing, Healing and Learning.”

Shingwauk Indian Residential School

The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association’s (The former Shingwauk Indian Residential School is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory within the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe and the Métis. The former school property encompasses the present campus of Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (Shingwauk University).


Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall Exhibition

Hall exhibit

The former Shingwauk Indian Residential School is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, on Robinson-Huron Treaty Territory within the traditional homeland of the Anishinaabe and the Métis. The former school property encompasses the present campus of Algoma University and Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (Shingwauk University). This site was nominated for designation as a national historic site under the National Program of Historical Commemoration by the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre (SRCS). The Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, the SRCS and Parks Canada worked collaboratively to identify the historic values of this former residential school, and co-developed the report on the students’ experiences and the history of the school, which was reviewed by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.


Interactive Map

Each blue dot represents one of the home communities of the Children of Shingwauk.