Visit to Mohawk Institute Residential School (Woodland Cultural Centre)
On Friday January 25, 2019, King's Social Justice and Peace Club and King's Indigenous Student Association KISA - 2018-2019 will be organizing a student trip to the Woodland Cultural Centre, which used to be the Mohawk Institute Residential School, in Brantford. Residential Schools were in operation for over 100 years across Canada as schools for indigenous children. They aimed to assimilate indigenous children into white, Christian culture in what the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has termed “cultural genocide.” The schools resulted in thousands of student deaths, widespread abuse, and ongoing trauma, the legacies of which are still rampant today. During this trip, students will get to see one of these schools first-hand. There will be interactive workshops as well as a meeting with an indigenous survivor. It is sure to be a profound experience.
Since there are limited spaces, students are encouraged to register as soon as possible. If you are a King's student and would like to attend, please confirm a spot by filling in the Google Doc at https://goo.gl/forms/
Open to all King's undergraduate students. First come, first serve.