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Federal Hostel at Fort Franklin

 -  1967 -1972

Religious Entity: Non-Denominational

The Federal Hostel at Fort Franklin 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 Hostel at Fort Franklin opened with one eight bed hostel. 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.

Group of people posing for photo by Carcross Chooutla school
Group of students standing in circle holding hands outside Carcross Chooutla school
Group of people outside of building at Federal Hostel at Fort Franklin