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Vandalism at the Mohawk Institute Residential School Building

It is with great disappointment that we must report the vandalism of multiple windows at the Mohawk Institute Residential School Building. The construction crew noticed damage to the ground level windows on May 16, 2019. The Brantford Police Department has been contacted and are aware of this unfortunate incident.
Since 2014 through our Save the Evidence campaign, we have been actively fundraising to repair the building as to preserve and to bring awareness of this dark part of Canada’s history. The Mohawk Institute building carries great significance not only to the increasing population of Canadians discovering the history of residential schools, but also for the Survivors and their families who continue to heal from its legacy. Through the years they have come back to reclaim this space to educate, spread awareness and share their truth, which speaks to their great resilience, strength and hope for future generations.
Sadly, despite its history, there are still others who do not understand what is happening here to give it the respect it deserves today. As a result of this act of vandalism, our campaign will have set-backs to an already large project. However, we are determined to persevere and continue our campaign to include new windows and increased security. If you would like to make a contribution to our Save the Evidence campaign, please contact our Outreach Coordinator Carley Gallant-Jenkins at ste@woodlandculturalcentre.ca or you can donate online at CanadaHelps.org

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