Red Crow Renovates Historic Building

May 15th, 1996 | By | Category: 8-1: Governance, Tribal College News

Red Crow Community College has embarked on a project to convert a 72-year old, historic building–Saint Paul Residential School–into an apartment complex. Red Crow, AIHEC’s only Canadian college, is located in southern Alberta on the country’s largest Indian reserve, the Blood Reserve. It has been operating for 10 years.

The proposed 39 apartments will cost approximately $50,000 (U.S.) each and will provide students with access to a computer study area, a daycare/headstart program, and assembly area. Although the building is structurally sound, the mechanical and electrical systems must be completely redesigned. The project will utilize local labor, material, and work opportunity programs.

The building is located four miles from Red Crow Community College, permitting shuttle service to the college. Although rental of the apartments will be available to the community, priority will be give to students at Red Crow. The project will address two of the primary reasons for student absenteeism and attrition there–lack of transportation and lack of child care services.

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