August 30, 2021
Call for museums, archives and “other institutions” to make records of the schools available to First Nations communities
Toronto Star – After committing to investigate the history of New Brunswick’s infamous day schools for Indigenous children, the New Brunswick government is now calling on the province’s museum, archives and “other institutions” to make records of the schools available to First Nations communities. The records include those on the little-known Sussex Vale Indian Day School, also called the Sussex Vale Indian Academy, which was located in present-day Sussex for approximately four decades beginning in 1787. Experts consider the school to be a precursor to the residential school system in Canada. The New Brunswick Museum intends to digitize all the records on the Sussex day school.