Apple trees are back at the Mohawk Institute Residential School

Minister of Crown Relations Marc Miller plants an apple tree in front of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School (Photo by Jim C. Powless)

By Bree Duwyn Writer Apple trees are growing again on the grounds of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School…but this time, survivors were planting more than trees, they-planted memories. The Survivors’ Secretariat held the commemorative apple tree planting event Tuesday, May 24th, at the institute’s former apple orchard that is now part of the Mohawk Village Memorial Park and just days before the one-year anniversary of 215 children being found in unmarked burials at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School in B.C. “Today’s event recognized the experiences of so many children that had to work in those fields and never received the benefit of the harvest,” said Kimberly Murray, Executive Lead for the Survivors’ Secretariat in a media release. “The Secretariat believes it is important to continue to support events…

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