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Seenum StandingElizabeth BarrettCree chief James Pakan was highly respected by the missionaries at Whitefish Lake. This regard can be attributed to his conversion to Christianity and his involvement in Treaty 6 negotiations.

The mission presence in the Whitefish Lake area was not exclusively Blue Quills MapMethodist. In 1881 a short-lived Anglican mission developed at Saddle Lake. A few years later the Roman Catholic Church established a more permanent mission, which included the Blue Quills residential school. At the same time, the Methodist mission divided into Whitefish Lake and Saddle Lake.

Steinhauer Saddle LakeToday, the Blue Quills First Nations College is the descendent of the Blue Quills residential school. Many children from Methodist families attended the residential school, and many of these students converted to Roman Catholicism.  

 

 
 


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