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Federal Hostel at Eskimo Point (Arviat)

 -  1962 -1967

Religious Entity: Non-Denominational

The Federal Hostel at Eskimo Point was part of the Northern Affairs Branch (NAB) Small Hostels program, launched in 1960. The Small Hostel setting was supposed to come close to the traditional home life of Inuit children. The hostels program began with two and eventually three eight bed hostels in the community of Arviat. Local community members worked as Hostel Mothers or Hostel Parents. They operated the residences under the supervision of the Federal Day School Principal. Children staying in the hostels attended local day schools.