Residential School Immersive Experience
“Too many Canadians know little or nothing about the deep historical roots of these conflicts.”
- Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada vol 6.
The Residential School system was a church run, government funded initiative with the purpose of “killing the Indian in the Child” and assimilating Indigenous peoples into “civilized” Canadians.
The system led to the forced removal of children from their Indigenous families followed by abuses in various forms, all with the intention of eliminating the rich Indigenous culture and practices. More than two decades after the final Residential School was closed, the Indigenous community still endures the aftermath of the system.
The Mohawk Institute Residential School Immersive Experience places participants into the history of the Residential School system, featuring real testimonial from a Survivor of the system.
This full-day session at Woodland Cultural Centre on Tuesday, March 10th provides participants with an interactive experience, including a virtual tour and an engaging artistic activity.
Please note transportation to Woodland Cultural Centre will be provided.