In recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day, we will be joining a virtual tour with the Woodland Cultural Centre. This guided tour of the former Mohawk Institute Residential School, gives the history of the school from when it opened in 1831, until it closed in 1970. Participants will see different rooms in the school, from the meeting room, the girls’ and boys’ dorms, the third floor, cafeteria, and various rooms in the basement. After the presentation participants will have the opportunity to ask questions or share comments with the Cultural Interpreter.
We mourn the children who died at residential "schools" across the country and recognize that there cannot be reconciliation without action and change. Join us on September 30th in committing not only to wearing an orange shirt but to using the library's resources to learn more about the histories and stories of Indigenous people across Turtle Island.
Registrants will receive an e-mail 24 hours before the start of the program with an invitation to join.