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Edmonton (Poundmaker)

 -  1924 -1968

Religious Entity: United Church

The Methodist Church closed its industrial school in Red Deer in 1919 and reopened it five years later in Edmonton, Alberta. By 1930 the school had over 200 residents. During the 1950s students from the Northwest Territories and the Yukon attended the school, while during the 1960s most of the students were from United Church schools in British Columbia who came to Alberta to attend high school. The federal government took over the administration of the school in 1967 and closed it the following year. The school later became the home of the Poundmaker Lodge rehabilitation centre.

group of people at sewing machines at Edmonton Poundmaker school
Group of students and teacher in kitchen at Edmonton Poundmaker school
Group of students at tables eating at Edmonton Poundmaker school


Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Anna Nejatatic1941-03-31
Charles Fireing Stoney1936-10-30
Isaac Bird1937-11-14
Joseph Stamp1942-01-24
Joshua Apowca. 1908-05-01
Loretta Norma Smith1961-09-01 – 1961-09-30
Mathewson Bull1945-05-10 – 1945-05-29
Solomon GoodNot known
Victoria Kathleen Stewart1958-04-01 – 1958-06-30