The Woodland Cultural Centre was established in October 1972 under the direction of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians upon the closure of the Mohawk Institute Residential School. Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve and promote Indigenous history, art, language, and culture.
The recent ‘discoveries’ of the children of residential schools are news to many of us, but for many others, that reality has shaped generations. We hope this tour will provide more context, depth, and awareness to these lived experiences.
CRRF in partnership with the Woodland Cultural Centre will host a virtual tour of the Mohawk Residential School on July 22, 2021 at 1PM EDT. This virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows a guide, as they give a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video, the guide will provide the history of the institution over its 140-year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.
Simultaneous translation will be available
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