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[Speaker Series] Mohawk Institute Residential School Virtual Tour and Debrief

By Woodland Cultural Centre, January 10, 2022, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

The Mohawk Institute Residential School virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides 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. After the virtual tour, the viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions or share comments with the Woodland Cultural Interpreter.

This virtual tour is part of Woodland's effort for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign. Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully realized Interpretive Centre that will be the definitive destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system has had on our communities.

Please note that this event is for ARiEAL researchers, staff and trainees only (please RSVP at the ARiEAL Google Form). If you are external to ARiEAL and are interested, please email tours@woodlandculturalcentre.ca to book a private group tour or check out their website for the monthly public tour.