“Mush-Hole” experiences deeply touches Mohawk College faculty

Mohawk College faculty went through a three hour Intergenerational Trauma experience offered as part of the Woodland Cultural Centres teachings on the Mohawk Institute Residential School project. (Photos by Justin Lethbridge)

By Justin Lethbridge Writer They came in and were given a number. Personal items were taken from them and they sat in silence. Faculty members from Mohawk College had begun a 3 hour-long Intergenerational Trauma-informed Teaching exercise at the Woodland Culture Center Thursday. As part of the exercise, the 30 faculty members had an item of personal significance taken from them upon arrival at the Woodland Culture Center on Thursday January 31st. They were given a lanyard with a number on it to represent the number given to thousands of children who went to the Mohawk Institute Residential School. Their names no longer mattered instead like the children who still haunt the school and those who survived they were referred to exclusively by a number. On the lanyard given to…

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