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Learn about the legacy of the residential school system in Canada by virtually walking the halls of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School and participate in a Question and Answer period with Carley Gallant-Jenkins of the Woodland Cultural Centre.
Carley Gallant-Jenkins is Cayuga Nation Turtle Clan from the Six Nations of the Grand River. Carley is a generational Residential School Survivor and currently is the Coordinator for the Save the Evidence fundraising campaign.
Save the Evidence is a campaign to raise awareness and support for the restoration of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, and to develop the building into an Interpreted Historic Site and Educational Resource. As a site of conscience, the final goal is to create a fully-realized Interpretive Centre that will be the definitive destination for information about the history of Residential Schools in Canada, the experiences of Survivors of the schools, and the impact that the Residential School system continues to have on our communities.
Presented by the Woodland Cultural Centre and Mennonite Central Committee.
The Woodland Cultural Centre serves to preserve and promote Indigenous history, art, language and culture and is located in the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School on Mohawk Street in Brantford.