Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Engaging with Indigenous Communities
Thursday, August 26, 2021
Incorporating Diverse Sources of Indigenous Knowledge
Monday, September 20, 2021
Woodland Cultural Tour of the Mohawk Residential School
As an alternative to the guided tour while the Mohawk Institute is undergoing construction and renovations, we offer guests a virtual tour. The virtual tour video was created with local production company Thru the Reddoor, and it follows the guide, Lorrie Gallant, as she gives a tour of the former Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School. During the video Lorrie provides the history of the institution over its 140-year history. Viewers will get to see the different rooms in the school, from the girls’ and boys’ dormitories, the cafeteria, laundry room, and other rooms throughout the building, as well as hear interviews from five Survivors of the Mohawk Institute. The Virtual tour is shown exclusively on the grounds of Woodland Cultural Centre.
A Woodland Cultural Centre staff member will be available for up to 1 hour after viewing the Virtual Tour to answer questions in response to the video, and other questions you may have pertaining to the lasting impacts of Residential School. Q+A content is meant to invoke further thought but must stay rooted in respect and privacy. As all Q+A sessions are unique to the questions provided by each group, there will not be any slides or notes further to the discussion shared outside the limits of the Zoom session.
About Woodland Tours - The Woodland Cultural Centre, a museum of excellence, opens the doors to Southern Ontario’s First Nations past, present, and future. School and Public programs, offer interested visitors the opportunity to discover Native Ontario.