Chief Jimmy Bruneau School opens

On August 28, 1971 the story that headline the Native Press told about an agreement signed between the Rae-Edzo School Society and John Parker, “for a school and a hostel.” 

The story says Chief Jimmy Bruneau first thought about the idea ten years previous and Charlie Charlo confirmed what Chief Bruneau had said: “This school was worked upon for over a year and all the credits go to old Chief, Jimmy Bruneau.”

It is also stated “this is the first school of its kind in Canada North where the Dogrib (Tłı̨chǫ) People were given the opportunity to control Chief Jimmy Bruneau School. The operation of the school and the hostel”

Read the original article published on October 12, 1979 in the Native Press.