WHAT IS THE “SAVE THE EVIDENCE” PROJECT?
The Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School operated in Brantford, Ontario from 1828 to 1970. It served as a boarding school for Indigeneous First Nations children. Unfortunately, the school’s mandate was to assimilate First Nations children into European Christian society, and sever the continuity of culture from parent to child. As a result of schools like the Mohawk Institute, Indigenous communities have suffered intergenerational trauma and a loss of language and culture that has lasted over 150 years.
The “Save The Evidence” project is a campaign to convert the Mohawk Institute into a educational memorial to ensure the physical evidence of Residential Schools in Canada is never forgotten.
This summer, the youth from the Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church had the privilege to participate in the Save the Evidence project through a combination of learning, interaction with survivors, archaeology, furniture building and restoration work.
JOIN FOR A SOUP & BREAD FUNDRAISER ($5/PP) on Sunday September 29th at 10am to learn more.
All proceeds will go to the “Save the Evidence” Project
TCMC Toronto Chinese Mennonite Church 1038 Woodbine Ave.
RSVP with Sandy firstname.lastname@example.org
416 732 0401
To learn more about the Mohawk residential school: click here