An anonymous seller has listed the former Birtle Indian Residential School in Canada on an online marketplace owned by eBay.
Throughout the 20th century, an estimated 150,000 Aboriginal children were removed from their communities to attend schools like the one for sale, according to the Canadian government.
"Two primary objectives of the residential school system were to remove and isolate children from the influence of their homes, families, traditions and cultures, and to assimilate them into the dominant culture. ... Indeed, some sought, as was infamously said, 'to kill the Indian in the child,'" Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a formal apology.
"Let's put our minds together to improve our schools ... and that means returning control of Indian education to tribal nations," said President Barack Obama.
The seller told the Winnipeg Free Press he couldn't find a real estate agent willing to handle the listing. The asking price for the school is $79,000 Canadian dollars.