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Federal Tent Hostel at Coppermine

 -  1951 -1959

Religious Entity: Anglican

The Coppermine Tent Hostel opened in 1955 in what is now Nunavut. Students lived in wood-framed field tents and attended a federally funded day school in Coppermine. While the tents were easy to build, they were drafty, easily damaged by high winds, and difficult to heat. The hostel operated five months a year and housed 20 to 30 students most of whom were from the Coppermine area. In 1959 the hostel closed and most students were transferred to Inuvik.

Group of students and teacher outside Federal Tent Hostel buildings
Group of people outside Federal Tent Hostel buildings
Group of students and teachers posed for photo outside Federal tent Hostel

Remembering the Following Students:

NameDate of Death (Year/Month/Day)
Joan Mikigok1957-06-01 – 1957-06-30
Waylon Akoak1996-02-02