The Brandon Indian Residential School was a Canadian residential school for Indigenous children that operated from 1895 to 1972 in Brandon, Manitoba. It was run by the government and various religious organizations, including the Roman Catholic Church and the United Church of Canada.

The school was notorious for its harsh living conditions, physical and sexual abuse, and forced assimilation practices that aimed to strip Indigenous children of their cultural identities and language.

In recent years, the discovery of unmarked graves at former residential school sites, including one at the Brandon Indian Residential School, has heightened awareness of the trauma inflicted upon Indigenous peoples and sparked calls for justice and reconciliation.

Survivor's Support

Find support

  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line 1-866-925-4419
  • Hope for Wellness Hotline 1-855-242-3310
  • Tsow-Tun Le Lum Society 1-888-403-3123
  • Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS) 1-800-721-0066 (reception@irsss.ca)