TRC’s Indian Residential Schools

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:

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
    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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