Since it was within St. Eugene Mission School that the culture of the Kootenay Indian was taken away, it should be within the building that it is returned.
- Elder Mary Paul
The beautiful resort you see today was once the St. Eugene Mission – Western Canada’s first industrial and residential school designed to adapt Aboriginal youth into Canadian culture. Today, through partnerships with the Ktunaxa Nation, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and Samson Cree Nation, the Mission has become an entertainment destination for people across North America. St. Eugene employs approximately 250 people, of which approximately 12% are of First Nations descent.
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