Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall is the first major, permanent Residential School Survivor driven exhibition in a former Residential School building. The space presents over 110 years of history of the Shingwauk Indian Industrial Residential Schools. This award winning exhibition space presents over 110 years of history of the Shingwauk Indian Industrial Residential Schools within the larger context of colonialism, truth telling, and reconciliation in Canada.
Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall embodies years of collaboration with the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association, Residential School Survivors, and local First Nation communities. The overall design was driven by community input and the project team was in constant communication with Survivors about the ways in which their experience should be presented. Reclaiming Shingwauk Hall is an example of the future of Indigenous driven, decolonized history practice, which embraces community authority.
Visitors can explore the exhibition space Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. To receive a guided tour or instructional programming related to the exhibition please contact the Shingwauk Residential Schools Centre at ShingwaukDG@algomau.ca