Kuper Island Indian Residential School

Kuper Island, British Columbia | 1890-1975 | Stories and pictures about the history of Kuper Island Indian Residential School.
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-Back in the 1930s, a team of German doctors arrived at the Kuper Island Indian residential school and began conducting strange medical experiments on the children. Employing large hypodermic needles, they injected some sort of toxin directly into the chests of the school's young inmates, and several were killed as a result.

-Back in the 1930s, a team of German doctors arrived at the Kuper Island Indian residential school and began conducting strange medical experiments on the children. Employing large hypodermic needles, they injected some sort of toxin directly into the chests of the school's young inmates, and several were killed as a result.

Howard Stacy Jones was taken from a public school in Port Renfrew, BC, to the Kuper Island residential school without his parents' knowledge.  "I was kidnapped when I was around six years old, and this happened right in the schoolyard. My auntie and another witnessed this..., saw me fighting, trying to get away from the two RCMP officers that threw me in the back seat of the car and drove away with me. My mom didn't know where I was for three days."

Survivors of residential schools tell their stories

Howard Stacy Jones was taken from a public school in Port Renfrew, BC, to the Kuper Island residential school without his parents' knowledge. "I was kidnapped when I was around six years old, and this happened right in the schoolyard. My auntie and another witnessed this..., saw me fighting, trying to get away from the two RCMP officers that threw me in the back seat of the car and drove away with me. My mom didn't know where I was for three days."

Kuper Island Indian Residential School history.

Kuper Island Indian Residential School history.

Antonette White says students at Kuper Island school were forced to look at a suicide victim.   "I remember the one young fellow that hung himself in the gym, and they brought us in there and showed... showed us, as kids, and they just left him hanging there, and, like, what was that supposed to teach us? I'm 55 years old and I still remember that."

Survivors of residential schools tell their stories

Antonette White says students at Kuper Island school were forced to look at a suicide victim. "I remember the one young fellow that hung himself in the gym, and they brought us in there and showed... showed us, as kids, and they just left him hanging there, and, like, what was that supposed to teach us? I'm 55 years old and I still remember that."

A timeline of terrible things that happened at Kuper Island Indian Residential School.

A timeline of terrible things that happened at Kuper Island Indian Residential School.

Residential School Laundry Room

Residential School Laundry Room

Kuper Island Indian Residential School was operational in British Columbia between 1890, and closed sometime between 1975 and 1978. This school was of Roman Catholic denomination. Originally a boys school, girls were admitted shortly thereafter, and it became a co-ed school. Discontent was marked at this school and it has been recorded that some students drowned while trying to escape. A former instructor, Glen Doughty, was sentenced to jail time for sexual assault against boys.  -Paula…

Kuper Island Indian Residential School was operational in British Columbia between 1890, and closed sometime between 1975 and 1978. This school was of Roman Catholic denomination. Originally a boys school, girls were admitted shortly thereafter, and it became a co-ed school. Discontent was marked at this school and it has been recorded that some students drowned while trying to escape. A former instructor, Glen Doughty, was sentenced to jail time for sexual assault against boys. -Paula…

History

History

On Jan. 16, 1959, sisters Beverly and Patricia Marilyn Joseph — 12 and 14, respectively — left a residential school on Kuper Island, B.C. in a small boat. Their disappearance wasn't discovered until the next morning and wasn't reported to police until that afternoon, after school officials had searched the island.  According to the report, "Patricia Marilyn's body was found washed ashore ten kilometres from Kuper Island. By fall of that year, her sister hadn't been found and was presumed…

On Jan. 16, 1959, sisters Beverly and Patricia Marilyn Joseph — 12 and 14, respectively — left a residential school on Kuper Island, B.C. in a small boat. Their disappearance wasn't discovered until the next morning and wasn't reported to police until that afternoon, after school officials had searched the island. According to the report, "Patricia Marilyn's body was found washed ashore ten kilometres from Kuper Island. By fall of that year, her sister hadn't been found and was presumed…

Kuper Island Industrial School Band

Kuper Island Industrial School Band

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