The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) commented extensively on the limitations and anomalies of Canada’s final list of Indian Residential Schools. The TRC used primary sources to overcome these difficulties as far as possible, and published two lists of its own:
- 143 Indian Residential Schools covered by the IRSSA1TRCC, Volume 4: Missing children and unmarked burials, Appendix 1.1 Residential schools and residences included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, pp. 141-149.
- 16 Indian Residential Schools not covered by the IRSSA.2TRCC, Volume 4: Missing children and unmarked burials, Appendix 1.2 Residential schools identified in Indian Affairs annual reports that were not included in the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement, pp. 150-151.
We are publishing these 159 Indian Residential Schools, as they appeared in Appendices 1.1 and 1.2 of the TRC’s final report, as a machine-readable, Tab-Separated-Value (TSV) file, with these data fields:
Field Definition PROVINCE_TERRITORY Jurisdiction LOCATION Town or city PREFERRED_NAME Preferred name TRCC_APPENDIX 1.1 = Included in Appendix 1.1
1.2 = Included in Appendix 1.2
ALSO_ALL Alternative name(s) or associated institution(s) AFFILIATION_ALL Religious affiliation(s) OPENING_DATE Initial opening date CLOSING_DATE Final closing date
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