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Federal Hostel at Igloolik (Iglulik)

 -  1961 -1969

Religious Entity: Non-Denominational

The Federal Hostel at Igloolik 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. In Igloolik, two eight bed hostels, one for boys and one for girls, operated at or above capacity throughout the 1960s. 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.