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Akaitcho Hall (Yellowknife Federal Hostel)

 -  1958 -1994

Religious Entity: Non-Denominational

Akaitcho Hall opened in Yellowknife, NWT in 1958. The residence was operated by the federal government without church involvement, and, for much of its history, had a large non-Aboriginal population. Inspectors’ reports show that the hostel’s laundry facilities and janitorial storage were inadequate, and that office and counseling spaces were non-existent. Akaitcho Hall was transferred to the Northwest Territories government in 1969, which operated it until 1994.

Students sitting in desks in rows at Akaitcho Hall
Person cooking in kitchen at Akaitco Hall while students line up
Akaitcho Hall school buildings

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Dianne Bourne1969-10-11
George Novoligak1972-02-13 – 1972-02-14
Philip Mitchell1966-12-06
Thaddeus Leonard1992-01-01