Got $79K? Own this historic residential school in Manitoba

APTN National News
The Kijiji advertisement reads: Move fast. Great opportunity.

From the pictures it’s a 26-acre brick school with farm buildings at a reduced price of $79,000.

But what the ad doesn’t mention is the property was home to the former Birtle Indian Residential School.

APTN’s Dennis Ward has the story.

Host/Producer - Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.

3 thoughts on “Got $79K? Own this historic residential school in Manitoba

  1. I demand that this building be immediately taken down, If it ends up preserved and renovated as an historical monument, this will clearly state that Canada does not wish for reconciliation what so ever… it would be like bringing back Custer to life.

  2. Tear it down and burn the rest,TRC has brought the stories out ,We have heard the painfull memories. A building that housed the abuses.should be destroyed.make a park. I am a survivor , I sure wouldn’t want to be in my brothers and sisters shoes and pass an eye sore like that.

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