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Ahousaht

 -  1904 -1940

Religious Entity: Presbyterian United Church

The Ahousaht School was located on Flores Island, on the western side of Vancouver Island. Originally a Presbyterian-run day school, it received federal government funding starting in 1904. It was taken over by the United Church in 1925. It was “an offence to speak either Chinook or Siwash” at the school. An inspector’s report from 1936 noted that every staff member carried a strap and that the children “never learned to work without punishment.” When the school was destroyed by fire in 1940, a decision was made to replace it with a United Church day school that opened in June of that year.

Group of students from Ahousaht school
Group of students from Ahousaht School
Group of students from Ahousaht School

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Arthur1913-07-01 – 1913-07-31
Bella Peter1910-05-30
Carrie George1916-04-06
Dora Noshkepy1908-03-13
Edward Arnold1909-06-28
Emil HowardNot known
Frank UbaldusNot known
George Quisot1906-01-28
Katie Manulth1910-08-10
May Harris1910-03-04
Sophie Noothlenu1910-09-03
Tillian Mckay1908-06-15
William Maquina1906-11-11