Inside the Mohawk Institute Residential School: A Documentary Site Tour for Educators

August 4, 2020
Inside the Mohawk Institute Residential School

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Inside the Mohawk Institute Residential School: A Documentary Site Tour for Educators

Join the Woodland Cultural Centre’s “Save the Evidence Campaign” Coordinator, Carley Gallant-Jenkins, and Facing History and Ourselves for a screening of the Mohawk Institute Documentary Site Tour for educators and classrooms. 

The virtual tour video follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School (1828-1970) located in Brantford, Ontario. During the video, Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 142 year history. Viewers will see 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. Following the screening, the presenters will respond to questions raised by the film and share how educators can book a screening.  We will also share resources and strategies for preparing and debriefing students viewing the film, and discuss the importance of moving students  beyond historical understanding to exploring contemporary legacies of Canada’s residential school system. 
Spaces are limited to 200 attendees.  This webinar is a live only event and will not be recorded.

 Cultural, Mental and Emotional Health Supports While there is no graphic imagery in this film, it includes mentions of family separation, physical and sexual assault, peer-on-peer violence, and abandonment.  Cultural, mental and emotional health support will be available throughout and following the webinar.  Additionally, you can contact the 24-Hour Residential School Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 for emotional support.

 Supporting the Save the Evidence Campaign This educator screening and discussion is offered in collaboration with Facing History and Ourselves and the Woodland Cultural Centre, in support of the Save the Evidence 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

 This is a ‘Pay What You Can’ event; the minimum donation to register through Canada Helps is $0.01. The suggested donation is $10 for each registration.  Every dollar will go toward the Woodland Cultural Centre’s Save the Evidence Campaign and you will receive a tax receipt through Canada Helps.  Donations/Registration is through the Woodlands Cultural Centre’s Event Page below:

 Click HERE to Register and Donate.


August 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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