The Federal Hostel at Cambridge Bay was part of the Northern Affairs Branch Small Hostels program. Small Hostels were supposed to come close to the traditional home life of Inuit children. Cambridge Bay was chosen as a site in the Small Hostels program because of its central location. In 1969 educational authority was transferred to the Territorial government. In 1970 two new 12 bed hostels were constructed. During the 1970s, one of the hostels burned down and a new 16 bed facility was constructed. Children staying in the hostels attended local day schools.
Remembering the Following Students:
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