In Their Own Words - Shirley Horn, Chancellor of Algoma University
In June 2015, Shirley Horn of the Missanabie Cree First Nation near Chapleau, Ontario, became the first-ever Chancellor of Algoma University. It was a long and difficult journey that began with traveling by canoe at age five to St. John's Residential School and later by train to Shingwauk Residential School. Long after surviving the Residential School experience, Shirley returned to Shingwauk which had by then become Algoma University and in 2009 she earned her Fine Arts degree from Algoma. She has dedicated herself to teaching Canadians about the Residential School system and to helping her people claim their land in Missanabie.
Shirley Horn, Chancellor of Algoma University and Residential School survivor speaks to Anishinaabe students at East View Elementary School in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
From Residential School to University