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Mohawk Institute

June 2021 Meeting: Virtual Video Tour of Woodland Cultural Centre

June 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
online by Zoom

The Mohawk Institute is one of a handful of Residential School buildings left standing in Canada; one of two in Ontario. It is the only one that offered in-person guided tours of the building until its closure for repairs in 2016. To meet the demand for tours and continue to fulfill our mandate to educate, Woodland Cultural Centre pivoted to offering virtual video tours.

The virtual tour follows our guide, Lorrie Gallant, into the school, where she provides insight and information into the 140-year history of Mohawk Institute Residential School. During the tour you will see inside the building as Lorrie takes you through the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and more. In addition, you will hear first-hand accounts from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute.

During the tour you may hear things that some viewers will find traumatic. We ask that you prepare yourselves for what you are about to witness and take time for self-care. For those of you working from home please be aware this tour is not suitable for children under 14 years of age and ask that you find a location in your home where you may watch the video without the presence of any children in your care.

The Annual General Meeting of the NYHS was scheduled to be held this month. Because of the pandemic and the prospect of things getting back to ‘normal’ the Board of Directors has postponed the AGM till the December meeting. Hopefully, we will be able to meet in person by that time. Anyone who wishes to be active on the Board or participate in work of the Committees of the Society should contact Bill Aird at info@nyhs.ca.

There is no need to pre-register. Please join us on the day!

Join the Zoom meeting by computer:

Meeting ID: 957 4136 1539
Passcode: 556581


Join by phone:

+1 647 374 4685 Canada
+1 647 558 0588 Canada
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Meeting ID: 957 4136 1539