The past and the future of Mohawk Village

Last day of the 2018 field season also happened to be Orange Shirt Day / Survivor Gathering.

By Justin Lethbridge Writer Before it was the home of the ‘Mush Hole’, the area where the Mohawk Institute still stands today was part of the Mohawk Village founded in 1784 by Joseph Brant. As restorations at the Mohawk Institute continue, work is also being done on five acres of land beside it. These five acres will be the site of Mohawk Village Memorial Park. The idea for the park came from a group of Mo-hawk Institute survivors who meet to share stories amongst themselves. Cur-rent Chair of the Board of Directors of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park Roberta Hill pitched the idea as a way to address the trauma suffered by Indigenous children at the Institute. “At the end of the day the purpose is reconciliation.” Board member Dawn…

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